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Official: Spirit To Santo Domingo/SDQ

Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:31 am

This was leaked here earlier, and now it is official:

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20040825005333&newsLang=en

Spirit is the second airline in three days to announce service on FLL-SDQ. They will operate one daily flight year-round and a second on a seasonal basis during peak travel period. Spirit join's American Airlines and US Airways on the FLL-SDQ route. In addition, from Miami, the route is served by American Airlines and DCA.
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RE: Official: Spirit To Santo Domingo/SDQ

Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:28 am

You never know. Jet Blue may be next to announce FLL-SDQ.

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RE: Official: Spirit To Santo Domingo/SDQ

Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:37 am

Ft. Lauderdale is doing very good this week. Good for them.

Would an Orlando (MCO) - SDQ route be a viable route (AA or NK) by any chance?
 
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RE: Official: Spirit To Santo Domingo/SDQ

Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:19 am

Im prety sure 4 weekly MCO-sdq flights could work out, the Dominican community in Central Florida is growing and right now the fares between MCO and SDQ are ridicoulously high- $525.oo roudtrip on AA via MIA. Im kind of surprised AA hasnt tried this route yet, I believe they operate a direct flight via SJU.
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flybyguy
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RE: Official: Spirit To Santo Domingo/SDQ

Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:48 am

Oh great... This route will only cater to planeloads of screaming lap children. Not a pleasant run for the crews at all.

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RE: Official: Spirit To Santo Domingo/SDQ

Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:11 am

Flybyguy,

Thats not a nice thing to say. I am sure most Spirit crew wont mind a few lap children here and there. They are a great group.

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RE: Official: Spirit To Santo Domingo/SDQ

Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:39 am

I think this is only the beginning! I'd expect to see more transcons to FLL once the Airbus comes in and maybe the "return" of DTW. also, expect an expansion to the Caribbean, but thats a no brainer. FLL was always called a hub for NK, but now, with connection oppurtunities to CUN and SDQ and more coming, FLL has truely become a hub for them.

Once they get some Airbus, do you think that they could fly some of the MD88s to TPA and MCO to get some passengers to the Caribbean?
Any chance on NK going public?
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RE: Official: Spirit To Santo Domingo/SDQ

Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:02 am

Flybyguy, you gave me a good laugh! It's true, though.
 
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RE: Official: Spirit To Santo Domingo/SDQ

Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:28 pm

Spirit is on the cover of this month's South Florida CEO. Just arrived last night, so I haven't had a chance to read it but here is the link:

http://www.miamibiz.com/CURRENT-AUG04/Pages/COVER.html