Raleigh-Durham, Look Out for Low Fares! Spirit Airlines Grows Network into North Carolina’s Research Triangle

News Releases
Jan 15
2019

MIRAMAR, Fla., January 15, 2019 – Raleigh, are you ready? Durham, do you dare to venture farther? Now even more North Carolinians can get away for less, as Spirit Airlines announces it is bringing it's low fares and signature service to the Research Triangle! Beginning May 2, 2019, Spirit (NYSE:SAVE) will launch nonstop daily service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, and Orlando. The new routes will also create dozens of connections to other destinations in the United States, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America.  Raleigh-Durham will mark Spirit’s third destination in the Tar Heel State, joining the Piedmont Triad and Asheville currently served by the airline.

“We are excited to bring our low fares and reliable, on-time service to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport just in time for summer travel season,” said Matt Klein, Spirit Airlines’ Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “From families looking to get away, to the college community in need of a study break, Spirit’s eight daily flights from the Research Triangle will allow our Guests to get to some of the largest destinations in Spirit’s network, including those in the Caribbean and Latin America.”

"We are happy to welcome Spirit Airlines, the newest airline to join RDU and the Research Triangle community.  Spirit offers area travelers another option when they fly for both business and leisure,” said Michael Landguth, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority President and Chief Executive Officer.

Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU) to/from:

Starts:

Frequency:

Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI)

May 2, 2019

2x daily, year-round

Boston, MA (BOS)

May 2, 2019

Daily, year-round

Chicago, IL (ORD)

May 2, 2019

Daily, year-round

Detroit, MI (DTW)

May 2, 2019

Daily, year-round

Orlando, FL (MCO)

May 2, 2019

Daily, year-round

Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)

May 2, 2019

Daily, year-round

New Orleans, LA (MSY)

May 2, 2019

Daily, year-round

Along with the new service to and from Raleigh-Durham, Spirit is also announcing two additional routes set to roll-out at the same time. Starting May 2, Spirit will begin daily nonstop seasonal service between Atlanta and Denver. Then on May 23, the airline will launch daily nonstop service between Philadelphia and San Juan, Puerto Rico. These additional routes will only strengthen Spirit’s domestic and Caribbean service.

Route:

Starts:

Frequency:

Atlanta, GA (ATL) – Denver, CO (DEN)

May 2, 2019

Daily, seasonal

(Runs 5/2/19 – 9/4/19)

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) – San Juan, PR (SJU)

May 23, 2019

Daily, year-round

This latest expansion announcement comes just weeks after Spirit Airlines earned the top spot as the most on-time airline in the Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting. It also comes after Spirit announced it would begin serving Austin, Texas and Indianapolis, Indiana in early 2019, and is adding more nonstop flights from Jacksonville, Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The airline is also in the process of installing state-of-the-art high-speed satellite-based Wi-Fi to its entire fleet.

About Spirit Airlines:

Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky while providing an extraordinary Guest experience. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows every Guest to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments – something we call À La Smarte.  We make it possible for our Guests to venture farther, travel more often, and discover more than ever before.  Our Fit Fleet™ is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S.  We operate more than 600 daily flights to 72 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving the communities we serve.  Come save with us at spirit.com. At Spirit Airlines, we go.  We go for you.

Derek Dombrowski
Spirit Airlines
Erica Donerson
Vice President, Communications and External Affairs
Wayne County Airport Authority
Lisa Gass
Media Relations Manager
Wayne County Airport Authority