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Spirit Airlines, Inc. is an American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida in the Miami metropolitan area. It is the seventh-largest commercial airline in the United States. Spirit operates scheduled flights throughout the United States and in the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline operates bases in Atlantic City, Baltimore, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, and Orlando.

Ownership[edit][]

Spirit Airlines, Inc. is a Delaware corporation[45] that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange

Concerns and conflicts[edit][]

Spirit Airlines has been the subject of complaints and punitive actions by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). Most of the claims against the company were for allegations of deceptive advertising practices, customer service, and the airline's policies for charging additional fees at the time of purchase:

  • In November 2011, the DOT fined Spirit $43,900 for alleged deceptive advertising practices. The complaint claimed that the airline had been running an advertising campaign that promoted specific discounted fares on billboards, posters, and Twitter, but did not disclose full details regarding extra fees added onto the advertised rates.[54][55]
  • In January 2012, the DOT fined Spirit $100,000 for mishandling of plaints related to its treatment of customers with disabilities.[56][57]
  • In 2013, and again in 2015, the DOT received more passenger complaints about Spirit than any other airline; the rate of complaints was "dramatically higher" than the overall rate for the industry.


Current Roster[]

Model Thumbnail Year Delivered Manufacturer Model Number Engines Seating Notes
Spirit Airlines A319-100 2005-2008 Airbus A319-100 IAE V2524-A5 10 Big Front, 135 Economy
Spirit Airlines A320-200 Spirit Airlines 655 N655NK 2010-2019 Airbus A320-200 IAE V2527-A5 4 or 8 Big Front, 174 Economy
Spirit Airlines A321-200 2015-2018 Airbus A321-200 IAE V2533-A5 8 Big Front, 220 Economy
Spirit Airlines A319-100 2016 Airbus A319-100 IAE V2524-A5 10 Big Front, 135 Economy
Spirit Airlines A320neo Spirit Airlines 915 N915NK
Spirit Airlines 925 N925NK
2016-2022 Airbus A320neo Pratt & Whitney PW1127G 8 Big Front, 174 Economy
Spirit Airlines A321neo 2023- Airbus A321neo Pratt & Whitney PW1133G

On Order[]

Model Thumbnail Year Delivered Manufacturer Model Number Engines Seating Notes
Spirit Airlines A319neo Airbus A319neo

Retired Roster[]

Model Thumbnail Year Delivered Manufacturer Model Number Engines Seating Notes
Spirit Airlines A321-200 2004-2005 Airbus A321-200 IAE V2533-A5 Multiple Configurations

Classes[]

Destinations[]

  • Hubs
  • United States
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South & Central America/Caribbean

Flights[]

Please see Spirit Airlines Flights.

References[]

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