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Louisville set to welcome five new Spirit Airlines routes this summer

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, located on its northern edge on the Ohio River overlooking Indiana. It is famous as the birthplace of boxing legend Muhammad Ali and the home of the Kentucky Derby (an annual horse race). The airport is only a few kilometres south of downtown. The airport’s three-letter IATA code of SDF is derived from the airport’s former name of Standiford Field.

Between 2009 and 2017 annual traffic volumes were consistently just below 3.5 million. However, in both 2018 and 2019 traffic grew by around 10%. No carrier is dominant at the airport with American Airlines (27%), Delta Air Lines (27%), and Southwest Airlines (26%) all potentially the biggest carrier at the airport, well ahead of United Airlines (13%), Allegiant Air (6%) and Frontier Airlines (1%).

In 2019, the leading route by some distance was Atlanta, followed by Chicago ORD, Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago MDW. New routes launched in 2019 included Dallas DAL (with Southwest), Los Angeles (with American) and New Orleans (with Allegiant).

Traffic fell by 61% in 2020 to 1.64 million passengers. However, Southwest did start serving Atlanta. Looking ahead, Spirit Airlines is planning to launch five new routes this summer; three in Florida (Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Pensacola) plus Las Vegas and Los Angeles. In addition, Allegiant is adding an 11th destination, to Charleston in South Carolina, at the end of May.

Louisville traffic 2004 - 2020

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