|Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 1):|
Perhaps we haven't heard much about this because Spirit is a privately held company, thus not required to make it's financials public. (right?)
|Quoting Aa757first (Reply 3):|
I thought Spirit went public in order to raise funds necessary for the A320 order
|Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 4):|
Regarding Spirit, I really hope that they did not get themselves into trouble - I was very concerned when Spirit annouced the Airbus deal since they seemed to be making the same mistakes that got ATA into trouble: low fare carrier orders lots of shiny new and expensive airplanes to rapidly expand on unproven routes while charging low fares. Spirits new Airbus' are very nice, but can they afford them? And, Spirits route development does not seem to be going according to plan....something is up.
|Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 8):|
Wouldnt Jet Blue be a good mate for Spirit?
|Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 9):|
Maybe but I know jetBlue would love to use their gates and landing slots at FLL.
|Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 11):|
Spirit uses the common-use Terminal Four at FLL, and FLL is not slot restricted. Spirit's assets that are specific to FLL are non-existent.
|Quoting Ouboy79 (Reply 13):|
Yeah they would....especially when they are going to start downsizing FLL a bit to cut the extra capacity they caused.
|Quoting IslipWN (Reply 10):|
If anything they should have ordered something more like an A318/A319 mix or an A319/A320 mix.
|Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 7):|
The old DC9's and MD80's were becoming fuel and MX hogs.
|Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 18):|
IIRC, NK retired their DC-9s well before the Airbii order
|Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 17):|
If NK did file, I wonder how that will impact the proposed terminal expansion over at ACY... especially since they're the main reason SJTA even considered such a proposal?
|Quoting N587NK (Reply 23):|
He said it was an error and they confused Spirit with an airline that was in fact in major finacial problems. NOT SPIRIT!
|Quoting N587NK (Reply 23):|
confused Spirit with an airline that was in fact in major finacial problems.
|Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 22):|
Thirdly, unlike the major airlines, Spirit is hedged for 95% of its fuel requirements in 2005, so it has not been paying the even higher fuel costs that the major bankrupt airlines like Northwest and Delta have.
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