Spirit Airlines Adding Miami International Airport

July 11, 2021

lorida’s Hometown Airline grows in its own backyard, adds Miami International Airport as Third South Florida Option

MIRAMAR, Fla., July 9, 2021 – Florida’s Hometown Airline is making an even bigger and brighter commitment to the Sunshine State by expanding its reach in South Florida. After initially releasing a proposed schedule in June, today Miramar-based Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) confirmed plans to start service at Miami International Airport (MIA) and announced that tickets are on sale for 30 convenient, nonstop routes that start this fall. MIA will be Spirit’s third South Florida airport—joining Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach—and its seventh airport statewide.

Spirit’s bright yellow planes are a familiar sight for people living in South Florida, given how many Miami-Dade and Monroe County residents already make the trip up to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to take advantage of Spirit’s Signature Service and on-time flights to 38 destinations throughout the U.S., and 24 cities spanning 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Spirit’s initial schedule is big enough to earn the airline a place as MIA’s second largest carrier. The airline is already the largest at FLL, where it will reach 100 departures per day later this month. Adding service at MIA is the next chapter of Spirit’s story as the carrier steps up to meet the demand for high-value travel to and from South Florida. The expansion is supported by 16 brand new fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo planes being delivered this year. Next year, Spirit plans to accept another 21 new planes into the airline’s Fit Fleet™, which is among the youngest in the industry.

Spirit Airlines Routes from MIA

“Spirit Airlines has called South Florida home for longer than 20 years, and our expansion into Miami will make it even easier for the Guests we have in our own backyard to access the best value in the sky,” said Ted Christie, President and CEO of Spirit Airlines. “South Florida is a vibrant destination from Palm Beach to the Keys, and it’s home to millions. Our new Miami routes, combined with our long list of flights at Fort Lauderdale, will give our Guests unparalleled options for travel to and from the region.”

“I proudly welcome the expansion of Spirit Airlines to Miami-Dade County, which is amazing news for our local tourism industry, our economy and our residents,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Welcoming one of America’s leading airlines that is headquartered right here in South Florida makes this announcement even more special.”

Spirit’s Elevated Guest Experience

The Miami expansion arrives alongside Spirit’s continuing commitment to invest in the Guest, which entails a number of initiatives aimed at delivering the best value in the sky.

* An all-new cabin interior with ergonomically-designed seats and more usable legroom, featuring the best deal in the sky with our unique Big Front Seat™

* Fast onboard Wi-Fi that allows Guests to watch content from their favorite streaming services**

* Top-tier on-time performance

* Spirit’s Signature Service

* The new Free Spirit® loyalty program with the fastest way to earn rewards and status***


Spirit continues to garner awards and recognition in 2021. Spirit is one of only three U.S. airlines listed on FORTUNE's 2021 list of World's Most Admired® Companies, which measures companies with the strongest reputation within their industries. The carrier is a Gold Stevie® Award winner for its groundbreaking self-bag drop system with biometric photo matching, which speeds the check-in process and reduces face-to-face contact. Spirit also earned “Platinum” status in the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Health Safety initiative powered by SimpliFlying.

Guest Safety

Spirit’s commitment to Safe Travels includes enhanced cleaning, advanced air filtration and a health acknowledgement at check-in. Airlines and airports remain subject to federal law requiring Guests to wear an appropriate face covering at airports and on flights. Please visit Spirit’s COVID-19 Information Center for more information on safety enhancements.