Airbus A319 (8/31) 26%
Airbus A320 (15/48) 31%
Airbus A320neo (5/5) 100%
Airbus A321 (21/22) 95%
- 20 aircraft remain in the original 2004 pixel livery: A319s N507NK-N510NK, N512NK, N514NK, N516NK, N517NK, N522NK-N532NK, and A321 N588NK.
- A319s N515NK, N519NK, and N521NK left the fleet for several years before rejoining it in 2013 and were repainted in a nonstandard version of the 2007 four-color livery which omits the "spirit.com" titles on the rear fuselage
- All aircraft in the 2004 pixel livery, A319 N533NK, and A320s N602NK, N603NK, N604NK, and N606NK have "spiritair.com" titles because they were originally painted before the website changed to spirit.com midway through 2011.
- A320s from N618NK onward have sharklets, and all A321s except for N588NK have sharklets.
- A320s from N641NK onward and all A321s except for N588NK were delivered in the 2014 yellow livery.
- A319s N535NK and N536NK are the only aircraft in the fleet that were not originally delivered new.
In the previous thread, it was mentioned that the A320s from aircraft N642NK onward and A321s from aircraft N657NK onward were being delivered with the new Arco Series 3 seat, with no word on whether the original seats the older A320s were delivered with would be replaced. I flew on N621NK several weeks ago and noticed that the aircraft type was listed as "32A", and once on board it had the Space-Flex galley/lavatory, two rows of Big Front Seats, and the last three rows were the new seats.
Are all of the A320s standardized to this configuration? If 621 was a retrofit, it would explain the two different seat types. The Spirit website currently shows 3 A320 configurations:
- A320 Regular Cabin - 178 seats: 4 Big Front Seats and 174 Deluxe Leather seats
- A320 Spaceflex - 178 seats: 4 Big Front Seats and 174 Deluxe Leather seats
- A320 Spaceflex (32A) - 182 seats: 8 Big Front Seats and 174 Deluxe Leather seats
Which aircraft have which configurations? Wouldn't the 178-seat Space-Flex configuration have more space between standard rows due to the relocation of the rear lavs?
Also, were the A319s and A321 N588NK ever reconfigured from what they were originally delivered with in 2005-2007 before Spirit transitioned to a ULCC? I believe that they were delivered with standard gray reclining seats at 31" pitch, and these seats were still present on the airplanes as late as 2012. I have no idea what seats are currently on board these aircraft, but the earlier thread stated that the A319s would be receiving new seats from Aviointeriors. Would a difference in seat pitch explain why Spirit decided to go with two different vendors for their seats? What's the status on the A319 retrofits?