Spirit Airlines recently celebrated its first full year at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. To honor the occasion, the low-cost carrier unveiled new flights to several new destinations, including Cancun. The new Austin – Cancun service is the first international route Spirit will offer from Austin.
Spirit’s Austin Service Expansion
The first passengers to travel to Cancun from Bergstrom International Airport left on February 26th, with the new route running four times per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday). Beginning next month Spirit will add two more new services to their Austin schedule, with daily flights to Nashville and Newark.
All told, the three new routes increase the airline’s presence in Austin to 13 routes, most of which operate daily. These routes include:
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Baltimore (BWI)
- Cancun (CUN)
- Chicago – O’Hare (ORD)
- Denver (DEN)
- Detroit (DTW)
- Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
- Las Vegas (LAS)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Nashville (BNA)
- Newark (EWR)
- New Orleans (MSV)
- Orlando (MCO)
Austin to Orlando is the carrier’s most popular service, operating 11 times per week.
Offering Texans Even “More Go”
Speaking at the departure of the first Cancun service, John Kirby, Spirit’s VP of Network Planning, said the new service shows the airlines commitment to their customers:
“We’re excited to offer even more go in Austin. Savvy travelers can use the money Spirit helps them save to enjoy more of Cancun’s great beaches, experience another great music city like Nashville, or catch a new show in the Big Apple. By adding more nonstop destinations with our famous low fares, we create more opportunities for our guests to travel and save.”
Spirit Increasing Its International Services
The announcement of new services to locations like Cancun continues the trend of expansion from the discount carrier. Early this year, Spirit also announced Cancun services from several other American cities, including Cleveland, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines is a low-cost American carrier with its headquarters in Miramar, Florida. The airline is the seventh-largest carrier in the United States in passengers and flies to over 75 destinations in North and South America, as well as the Caribbean. The company also issues a co-branded credit card, the Spirit Airlines World Mastercard, through Bank of America.