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LAXintl
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Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:19 am

Spirit is out today with a bunch of route news.

Detroit - Denver effective February 14, 2013.

NK975 DTW-DEN 1756-1906
NK976 DEN-DTW 1946-0026

Press release:
http://ir.spirit.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=725154


Houston - Orlando effective February 14, 2013 also.

NK832 IAH-MCO 0945-1310
NK713 MCO-IAH 1400-1520

Press release:
http://ir.spirit.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=725146


Additionally previous announced Dallas - Philadelphia and Dallas - Minneapolis start up dates are moved forward to commence April 4, 2013 now.

Press release:
http://ir.spirit.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=725157

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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:57 am

Despite the rumblings from WN and AA fanboys, NK seems to be doing well at in the Metroplex (DAL/DFW)!
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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:58 am

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 1):

Despite the rumblings from WN and AA fanboys, NK seems to be doing well at in the Metroplex (DAL/DFW)!

When you come in at such low fares it isn't hard to create a bit of a market. They also keep frequencies down so they aren't having to worry about a lot of unused capacity. DFW is now at 16 destinations. To my earlier point only 5 of those have more than 1 daily flight.
 
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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:06 am

How many daily flights do they have at DFW now? 25-ish?
 
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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:21 am

Quoting airone1 (Reply 3):

How many daily flights do they have at DFW now? 25-ish?
http://www.spirit.com/content/documents/en-us/timetable20DEC2012.pdf
 
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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:31 am

NK schedule to/from DTW is a mirror image of the flight F9 dropped =(
 
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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:16 pm

I wonder where the a/c availablility for these changes is coming from? I think I remember reading that they got their hands on a couple of additional planes recently so that is part of the answer but are there also some routes or frequencies being dropped in the system as well? (Always a good possibility with NK.)

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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:37 pm

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 2):
When you come in at such low fares it isn't hard to create a bit of a market. They also keep frequencies down so they aren't having to worry about a lot of unused capacity. DFW is now at 16 destinations. To my earlier point only 5 of those have more than 1 daily flight.

Still, it's good for the Metroplex's airline market!  
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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:48 pm

Speaking of new NK station openings, the signage is up at MSY...



They have 4 check in positions with space for more if they decided to expand.

From what I hear they are going to be operating out of Concourse C.
 
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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:22 pm

I didn't see anything about NK starting up PHL-DFW. Good for them. Now US and AA will have a little LCC competition.  
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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:40 pm

Quoting SANFan (Reply 6):
I wonder where the a/c availablility for these changes is coming from? I think I remember reading that they got their hands on a couple of additional planes recently so that is part of the answer but are there also some routes or frequencies being dropped in the system as well? (Always a good possibility with NK.)

Per their Q3 earnings call they have 2 A320s due this month, and they picked up 3 A319s on lease - 1 this month and 2 arriving in January.

Plus in 2013 they have 9 additional A320 planned.

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 7):
Still, it's good for the Metroplex's airline market!  

   competition is good, and seemingly Dallas has proved to be a very strong market for NK.

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 9):
I didn't see anything about NK starting up PHL-DFW. Good for them.

We had a thread on it at the time.

NK has a bunch of DFW launches coming up.

In addition to the ones posted above:

New Orleans - January 24
Los Angeles - April 25
Oakland - April 25
Los Cabos - June 13
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RE: Spirit Adds DTW-DEN; IAH-MCO; Move Up DFW Routes

Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:29 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 10):
Per their Q3 earnings call they have 2 A320s due this month, and they picked up 3 A319s on lease - 1 this month and 2 arriving in January.

Plus in 2013 they have 9 additional A320 planned

Thanks. Must be those new leases that are making these newly-announced and earlier launches possible. As pointed out, many routes in the first half of 2013 had already been announced and those, I assume, would account for most of the late-2012 and early-2013 scheduled a/c deliveries.

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