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
16 days ago

Looks like spring break is going to be year round now

Anonymous
16 days 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
16 days ago

Say What?

Anonymous
16 days ago

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

Anonymous
16 days ago

Impressive you have redeeming qualities

Anonymous
16 days ago

impressive you can post here in between your Wendys shifts

Anonymous
16 days ago

international is fine, but domestic oh help us all

Anonymous
16 days ago

Especially from certain cities

Anonymous
16 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days ago

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

Azarius
16 days ago

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

Anonymous
16 days ago

Be careful what you wish for

Anonymous
16 days ago

Yeah.. like riding a bicycle on the streets.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Noooooo!

Anonymous
16 days ago

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

Anonymous
16 days ago

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

Anonymous
16 days ago

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

Anonymous
16 days 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
16 days 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
16 days ago

yikes……..

Anonymous
15 days ago

Let the ratchetness continue 💩

Anonymous
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
8 days ago

? I do not understand what you mean by this.

Anonymous
8 days ago

can you explain it?

Anonymous
16 days ago

Get your Purple Drank ready, Bizzos!

Anonymous
16 days ago

Hey more money for MIA.

Anonymous
16 days ago

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

Anonymous
16 days ago

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

Anonymous
16 days ago

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

Anonymous
16 days ago

This comment section is so stereotypical.

Anonymous
16 days 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
15 days ago

lol wut?