Spirit to launch daily nonstop service between Philadelphia and San Juan on May 23
SAN JUAN – Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday that, beginning May 2, it will launch nonstop daily service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, and Orlando.
The new routes will create connections to other destinations in the United States, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America.
The airline also announced two additional routes set to roll-out at the same time. Starting May 2, Spirit will begin daily nonstop seasonal service between Atlanta and Denver. Then on May 23, the airline will launch daily nonstop service between Philadelphia and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This latest expansion comes just weeks after Spirit earned the top spot as the most on-time airline in the Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting. It also comes after it announced it would begin serving Austin, Texas and Indianapolis, Indiana in early 2019, and is adding more nonstop flights from Jacksonville, Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“We are excited to bring our low fares and reliable, on-time service to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport just in time for summer travel season,” said Matt Klein, Spirit Airlines’ senior vice president and chief commercial officer.
Spirit provided customizable travel options, starting with an unbundled fare, allowing passengers to pay for the options they choose such as bags, seat assignments and refreshments. The airline is in the process of installing satellite-based Wi-Fi to its fleet, which operates more than 600 daily flights to 72 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.