Miami 50million pax

Miami ended 2022 with 50.6 million passengers. It surpassed its previous best, held in 2019, by more than 10%. Some 4.7 million passengers were added, which meant that it overtook its long-time rival, Orlando MCO, to again become Florida’s busiest airport. By changing to the preference gate model, which effectively financially incentivises airlines to expand, […]

Puerto Rico New Routes

Puerto Rico is a US territory and is therefore considered as part of that country. Between April and June, an average of almost 100 flights a day exist between the lower 48 and Puerto Rico, according to Cirium schedules information data. They are to three airports: Aguadilla, Ponce and San Juan. In Q2, 18 states […]

JetBlue and Spirit

Last Thursday it was announced that JetBlue and Spirit had agreed a merger under which JetBlue will acquire Spirit to create an airline with over 450 aircraft. Cirium schedule data for August 2022 shows that JetBlue is the sixth biggest airline operating from US airports, with Spirit just behind in seventh. As it stands, combining […]

Spirit Airlines (IATA code NK) began daily service on Wednesday 18 May on the 4,040-kilometre route between Oakland in California and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. No other carrier currently connects these two airports. Southwest was the last carrier to do so, operating daily between November 2004 and September 2007. This new route is Spirit’s longest domestic […]

May 25, 2022 | Latest Route News +

Frontier and Spirit

The recent announcement that America’s two biggest ULCCs, Frontier and Spirit, plan to merge came as something of a surprise to many in the industry. However, with similar business models and significant fleet commonality it makes a lot of sense. The combined entity would become the fifth biggest carrier in the US behind the big […]