Spirit Airlines celebrates 30 years of service to Sunshine State

A Spirit Airlines aircraft on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is celebrating three decades of flying to the sunshine state of Florida this year. The airline has put out a special giveaway known as the “Florida Flyaway” giveaway to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa.

The yellow airline has partnered with Visit Florida to give guests in select US cities the opportunity to win one of these Florida getaways for two.

Whoever wins the getaway will also find the trip not only includes two round trip tickets to one of the 4 Floridian destinations, but also hotel accommodation and more.

Flyaway winners will have the opportunity to enjoy a three night stay in a renowned Florida hotel which can be one of four:

  1. The Diplomat Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale
  2. Luminary Hotel in Fort Myers
  3. Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa in Orlando
  4. Epicurean Hotel in Tampa

On top of this guests will also get to enjoy multiple experiences whilst they are away in Florida, ranging from airboat tours, theatre shows, indoor skydiving and dinner cruises.

Anyone who wants to enter the giveaway has until May 2 2023 to enter here.


Praise from senior people

Lania Rittenhouse, Vice President of Guest Experience, Brand & Communications for Spirit Airlines, acknowledged the milestone, saying:

“Thirty years of Florida service is a huge milestone for us, and we’re excited to include our guests in the celebration with this new flight and hotel giveaway that lets winners discover the beautiful beaches, attractions, culture, and much more that the state has to offer.”.

In addition, Dana Young, President and CEO of Visit Florida said: “Spirit Airlines has served Florida for 30 years and Visit Florida is excited to partner with them to celebrate this incredible achievement.”

“As the leading provider of low cost flights in the state, Spirit Airlines has helped grow Florida into the number one destination for visitors from all over the world”.

Spirit Airlines’ history in Florida

A new Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo parked on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Aviation Capital Group LLC

Spirit Airlines has now been flying to Florida for the last 30 years, originally beginning service to the four destinations currently up for grabs from the giveaway.

The airline was founded in Michigan in 1980, but it moved its headquarters to Miramar, Florida in 1999. Since then, the airline has had a significant presence in the Florida region, with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport serving as its main hub.

In the early 2000s, Spirit Airlines expanded its routes from Florida to other destinations in the United States and the Caribbean.

Since then the carrier has grown to flying to 6 destinations within the state. These other two destinations are West Palm Beach and Miami.

The airline is also operating one of the most fuel efficient fleets within the state, utilising A320neo family aircraft. Spirit has recently announced major cabin enhancements that will benefit the passenger experience further.

Such enhancements include wider seats, added cushion, new head rests and upgrades to their signature “Big Front Seats”.

The airline is on a continuous expansion rate, adding new routes all the time. To support this the airline is also in the midst of a hiring spree for all roles within the company such as:

  1. Pilots
  2. Flight Attendants
  3. Aviation Maintenance and Technicians

On top of this, with the airline reaching its 30 year milestone in Florida it is likely the airline could expand to more destinations within the sunshine state in the near future.

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