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The Condado Ocean Club hotel in San Juan.

Spirit Airlines Just Launched Another Nonstop Route to Puerto Rico

By: Alexander Britell - April 18, 2021

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has kicked off another new route to Puerto Rico, broadening the airline’s already-strong position. 

This weekend, Spirit officially launched new nonstop service between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín Airport. 

“Our Guests love the convenience LaGuardia Airport provides, and we’re excited about offering even more non-stop options now that we have the opportunity to use both Terminal C and the Marine Air Terminal,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning. “We’re grateful for the Port Authority’s long-standing partnership over the past two decades, and I want to personally thank their team for supporting Spirit’s growth.”

The new nonstop route will be operating weekly on Saturdays. 

The new Palacio Provincial hotel in San Juan.

“We are delighted to assist Spirit Airlines move of all Fort Lauderdale flights to Terminal A,” said Tony Vero, General Manager of LaGuardia Airport. “While travel remains low due to the ongoing pandemic, we continue to work with Spirit, and our other airline partners to provide the highest safety measures available to keep travelers safe.”

The kick-off of LaGuardia service cements the airline’s Puerto Rico presence in the Northeast, already offering daily flights from both Newark and Boston to San Juan. 

The new launch comes as Puerto Rico continues to perform well amid the pandemic, buoyed by its position as a destination within the United States. 

Indeed, another US Caribbean destination, the United States Virgin Islands, has been one of the strongest-performing destinations in the region in 2021.

Puerto Rico is open for tourism. You can find more on the destination’s entry protocols here

— CJ

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