http://www.post-gazette.com/business/de ... 1711070038
"Spirit Airlines CEO promises to be patient in Pittsburgh"
"“I would say we’re feeling pretty good about where we are,” he said during an interview at the Fairmont Hotel Downtown on Monday. “I think we’re on track. I’m here to make sure the momentum is maintained and actually, hopefully, we can accelerate it.”
"So far, Spirit’s planes to Los Angeles and its other destinations, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Myrtle Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Las Vegas, have been filled to the “70s and 80s” percent range."
"With Amazon’s proposed second headquarters all the buzz these days, Mr. Fornaro was asked whether Pittsburgh would get a coveted nonstop to Seattle should it win the big economic development prize, with its promise of up to 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment.
“I actually think in that case there’s probably a good chance,” he said."
"Even with the loss of the Houston flight, Mr. Fornaro was still looking ahead in terms of possible new destinations. He hinted, “If you look at where we’re big, those are going to be the first places that we look at.”
That could mean Minneapolis or more destinations in Florida. The airport has been lobbying for the San Francisco bay area and Seattle. Mr. Fornaro also said Spirit may consider flights to the Caribbean or Latin or Central America, as the airline looks to add service systemwide to those areas."