LASVegan wrote:Jshank83 wrote:I was looking at the Spirit route map from PHX after they announced STL-PHX yesterday. I was a little surprised it isn't bigger. Seems like PHX would have a good draw at least seasonally in winter. I know G4 has AZA (and now a couple PHX) but even with the 2 big airline hubs I figured there was some more room for Spirit.
I agree. PHX seems like it’s ripe for more Spirit service, I’m surprised they haven’t really made much of a go of it yet. ORD, DFW, and MSP have been around for years and remain. LAX and LAS (from AZA when they operated there) were tried but short lived. DEN lasted for years but was recently cut. SNA and SEA were served in the recent past but cut due to covid yet slated for return. DTW and STL are the new kids on the PHX block for Spirit. As Spirit transitions back to more of a sun seeker airline, hopefully we see PHX get a little bit more love. I do think more west coast, Midwest, and Northeast will eventually be in the cards.
NK adding PHX-MKE nonstop service might be a possibility with F9 no longer serving MKE nonstop from PHX, G4 no longer serving the MKE market, and no ULCC's currently serving the PHX/AZA market nonstop from MKE. F9 was also getting average load factors of 87.65% on MKE-PHX nonstop service in 2019.
I had mentioned the possibility of NK adding PHX-BWI/LAS/LAX/MSY nonstop service in the Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread with BWI, LAS, LAX, and MSY being 4 of the largest NK stations that NK doesn't currently serve nonstop from PHX.
NK adding PHX-CMH/MCI nonstop service might also be a possibility with (a) no ULCC's currently serving CMH and MCI nonstop from the PHX/AZA market, (b) AA and WN currently the only airlines serving CMH and MCI nonstop from PHX, and (c) NK already serving both CMH and MCI.