Spirit Airlines is planning a major relaunch of its flight service to the Caribbean over the next two months, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The low-cost carrier is planning a roll-out of relaunched routes in June and July, kicking off as Caribbean destinations begin to open themselves up for travelers.
The Caribbean relaunch is centered in Fort Lauderdale, which has been a growing hub for Spirit as it has expanded its regional network in recent years.
“As summer approaches and our destinations begin to open, we have expanded our routes and schedules to be able to offer more flights to our passengers,” said John Kirby, vice president of route planning for Spirit Airlines. “As demand increases, we welcome a number of options, offering our Passengers the opportunity to travel safely and reunite them with family and friends.”
This month, Spirit is relaunching flights to St Thomas, USVI; St Croix, USVI; Cancun, Mexico and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Indeed, the US Virgin Islands was the first Caribbean destination to officially reopen its doors for tourism at the beginning of June; there are more flights to the USVI from the mainland United States than to any other Caribbean destination right now.
In July, Spirit will continue its Caribbean ramp-up, with relaunched flights from Fort Lauderdale to destinations including Aruba; Punta Cana and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic; St Maarten; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; San Jose, Costa Rica; Montego Bay, Jamaica and Santiago, Dominican Republic, among others. (It should be noted that some of these destinations have not yet officially opened, such as St Maarten).
The relaunch comes as airlines begin to resume service to the Caribbean more broadly, most notably, Delta, which has announced a wave of resumed routes to similar destinations.
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