Spirit Airlines Seeing Strong Bookings At MIA & Already Considering Expanding

Spirit Airlines says it is seeing strong demand for its new flights to Miami and is already considering an expansion of service.

Spirit is even hinting at the possibility of making Miami a connecting hub – saying the lack of connectivity for its MIA flights will only be “initially.”

The airline has already announced 31 routes from MIA, making it the second biggest airline at the airport almost immediately after launch.

John Kirby, Spirit’s vice president of network planning told The Points Guy that Spirit has been “bowled over” by the number of passengers that prefer to fly to Miami over Fort Lauderdale.

Bookings to and from MIA are very strong for the upcoming holiday season, he said.

Miami is already seeing booking numbers that are in line with Fort Lauderdale, for passengers who have South Florida as either their origin or destination, according to Kirby.

The airline has already drawn up a list of “next best” routes that it would consider at MIA, both domestic and international.

One problem is a lack of gate space. Spirit was asked by MIA officials to delay three international routes until January, due to a lack of gate space in Concourse J. The airline is also operating from Concourse G, but those gates cannot handle international arrivals.

 

(photo: miami international airport)

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Looks like spring break is going to be year round now

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stop & Frisk! Worked in New York. Will never happen with this feel good MB Mayor who loves his self fulfilling videos to tell us how to behave…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Say What?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Spirit also announced they will accept SNAP cards for in-flight snack purchases.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Impressive you have redeeming qualities

Anonymous
1 month ago

your mom accepts it too

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, she saw your whole family getting a SNAP card and thought, “why don’t I get one to!”

Anonymous
1 month ago

impressive you can post here in between your Wendys shifts

Anonymous
1 month ago

international is fine, but domestic oh help us all

Anonymous
1 month ago

Especially from certain cities

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Beach tried to depend on your family and friends but establishments there soon found out that that was a losing cause.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can we just ban people from Atlanta, Philly, and Chicago? Please…

Azarius
1 month ago

This is going to boost tourists here. Even though some would say they are unwanted 🤣😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

Be careful what you wish for

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. like riding a bicycle on the streets.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Noooooo!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Daytona Beach and 1980s Fort Lauderdale are looking relatively classy…

Anonymous
1 month ago

You should read what Fort Lauderdale folks think about Miami in general.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Does it matter? They probably most have Alzheimer’s so who knows what they are rumbling.

Anonymous
1 month ago

After reading that sentence you wrote, I can’t blame Fort Lauderdale folks for talking shit about people who live in Miami.

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fort Lauderdale is growing like crazy, building super fast and the worst thing that could happen to Miami is that the money starts escaping the trash by moving to FTL.

Anonymous
1 month ago

yikes……..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let the ratchetness continue 💩

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fuck we go from shithole American Airlines to shithole Spirit; bring in Delta!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

? I do not understand what you mean by this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

can you explain it?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Get your Purple Drank ready, Bizzos!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hey more money for MIA.

Anonymous
1 month ago

More money less class. I guess you can’t have everything.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t care. It increases the county’s GDP.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The hotels, clubs, bars, and restaurants aren’t complaining about the visitors class.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This comment section is so stereotypical.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami needs to do something about the airport. It’s too small and old. Either start the expansion or build a completely new airport near Homestead or out west by the Everglades.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol wut?