Spirit Airlines Could Achieve 1,000 Weekly Movements

Spirit Airlines Could Achieve 1,000 Weekly Movements
Photo Credit: Frontier Airlines.

Spirit Airlines is performing very well post-pandemic, with the airline offering a significant chance of getting up to 1,000 weekly movements.

Using data from RadarBox.com, the airline isn’t as far away as you would think from hitting 1,000 weekly movements, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…

A Strong Start to 2023…

Spirit Airlines Could Achieve 1,000 Weekly Movements
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

For March 26-April 2, Spirit Airlines operated 844 movements, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

This represents an increase of 29.85% compared to the same period last year and is 222 movements ahead of pre-COVID levels (2019).

Below is how the airline has performed throughout the first four months of this year!:


Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
January 1-8574 movements675 movements770 movements+14.07%
January 8-15521 movements639 movements809 movements+26.60%
January 15-22527 movements637 movements805 movements+26.37%
January 22-29526 movements619 movements807 movements+30.37%
January 29-February 5548 movements612 movements781 movements+27.61%
February 5-12522 movements658 movements808 movements+22.80%
February 12-19579 movements706 movements814 movements+15.30%
February 19-26619 movements733 movements815 movements+11.19%
February 26-March 5614 movements726 movements819 movements+12.81%
March 5-12609 movements695 movements819 movements+17.84%
March 12-19623 movements722 movements816 movements+13.02%
March 19-26601 movements728 movements837 movements+14.97%

The data here shows that in every week of this year so far, Spirit Airlines has achieved double-digit growth in movement statistics compared to last year.

We can also see an upward trajectory in movement numbers, especially as we begin the Summer 2023 season as well.

At this stage, it is unclear what the figure will be when the airline hits the peak point, but this could easily get to less than 100 movements from 1,000 weekly.

Spirit Airlines Stays The Course for Growth: JetBlue Merger…

Photo Credit: Frontier Airlines.

Two of the largest competitors in the United States air travel industry are carrying on defiantly in their pursuit of a merger.

JetBlue and Spirit Airlines have been in talks of a merger since JetBlue came out on the right side of a bidding war against Frontier Airlines in July 2022.

However, The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has thrown a spanner in the works by filing an antitrust lawsuit saying that the deal would remove competition from Spirit.

Which, it argues, could lead to higher prices and fewer options for customers.

Spirit CEO Ted Christie aired his views on the lawsuit by saying: “We disagree with the DOJ’s decision to seek to block the proposed merger, which will benefit consumers and employees.”

“We will vigorously defend our position that a combined JetBlue and Spirit Airlines will be a game changer for customers nationwide, creating the most compelling national low-fare challenger to the dominant U.S. carriers.”

“Together, we intend to democratize flying for travelers across the country – a goal we believe is worthy of the government’s support.”

If Spirit Airlines can get this over the line, then the possibilities for growth will be endless under the JetBlue arsenal.

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