LONDON – North American ULCC, Spirit Airlines announced that it is adding a new destination to its ever-growing route map starting in June, San Jose.
The southern California destination will be connected to three well-established airports on the Spirit route map, with them being Las Vegas, Dallas Fort Worth, and San Diego.
The New Routes…
All three routes are expected to begin on June 7th, 2023, and will see Dallas and San Diego flights run daily and Las Vegas flights run twice daily.
This means Spirit will operate 21 weekly flights at San Jose, a strong start for the carrier.
The addition of San Jose to the route pushes Spirit Airlines’ California offerings to 7 individual airports. These include Burbank, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, Sacramento, and San Diego.
Los Angeles was the first of the now 7 Californian destinations launching back in 2000, and that has now grown to offer more than 55 daily departures to 23 destinations outside of California.
Spirit Vice President and SJC praise the announcement
“We’re excited to provide More Go and boost competition with the introduction of our ultra-low fares & Spirit’s signature service in the heart of the Silicon Valley,” said John Kirkby, Vice President of Network Planning Spirit Airlines.
He also went on to say, “With our new affordable, nonstop flights to popular destinations, we make vacationing and connecting with loved ones easier than ever”.
John Aitken, San Jose Mineta International Airport, Director of Aviation, also said,
“Today’s announcement is a step forward for our Airport, our City, and for air travel in our region”.
He then added, “This new partnership reflects a return to leisure travel and demonstrates how aviation markets are shifting to expand toward new opportunities and approaches.”
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome the Spirit Airlines team to San Jose and to offer their unique and innovative brand at SJC”.
Spirit’s Elevated Guest Experience
One may say that flying with Spirit isn’t exactly the way forward regardless of where they are flying to, considering they are an Ultra Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC).
However, Spirit’s recent focus has been towards the customer or, in other words, “invest in the guest,” and this program includes a number of initiatives ranging from:
- Spirit’s fit fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft (including A320NEO aircraft) is one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry, with a number of planes still yet to arrive throughout 2023.
- The ULCC recently announced more cabin enhancements to compete with other carriers on a similar playing field to themselves, including headrests, added cushions, wider seats, and more.
- On top of that, the airline has also invested in speedy and free onboard Wi-Fi to give customers more options to enjoy themselves in flight, particularly on the longer jaunts Spirit offers, like its Transcon flights reaching 5 to 6 hours long.
Whether you like flying with Spirit or not, these new routes are certainly ones not to shy away from, especially since a new vacation destination has just landed on the list of options for those currently in the search of their next sunny getaway.
Furthermore, this new branch into San Jose may be the beginning of a long-term partnership between the yellow airline and the airport.
Spirit certainly may push forward in expanding its operations here in the months and years to come.