Spirit launches 10 new routes from Houston
Houston, December 5, 2014 (STAT):-Spirit Airlines recently announced plans to add nonstop air service between Houston and 10 destinations, seven of them include international cities.
“Spirit Airlines undoubtedly recognizes the opportunities associated with an economy as dynamic as Houston’s,” said Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz. “The Spirit team arrived at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 2012 offering two nonstop destinations, but with this new announcement that destination total will soon stand at 22. They’ve already proven their commitment to an aggressive growth strategy on the domestic front and now we’re anxious to see them apply that same philosophy to Houston’s international route map.”
The expansion nearly doubled the nonstop service offered by Spirit from Bush Intercontinental, adding to a roster that already includes flights to Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Orlando, and San Diego.
“We’re excited to offer our customers in Houston the opportunity to fly to and from these great destinations without having to spend a ton of money getting there,” said Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines’ President & CEO. “Whether you’re visiting family or the great attractions these cities have to offer, Spirit’s Ultra-Low Bare Fares™ along with Frill Control™ allow many more travelers to fly to these great cities who previously could not afford it.”The new routes will make Spirit one of the busiest carriers operating out of Bush Intercontinental.
“Our region’s dynamic economy continues to bolster its global reputation and drive demand for expanded air service connecting Houston with vital destinations across the globe,” said Jorge Franz, the Vice President of Tourism and International Group Sales for the Greater Houston and Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Spirit recognizes Houston’s position as a business and leisure destination with limitless potential, and we are thrilled they are expanding our region’s footprint with air service to Mexico, Central America and beyond.”