Spirit Airlines Planning Major Caribbean Expansion from Miami

spirit airlines caribbean miamiSt Thomas, USVI is one of the new Caribbean destinations from Miami.
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Spirit Airlines is expanding to Miami International Airport, and that means a wave of new flights to the carrier’s wheelhouse in the Caribbean.

Crucially, it will represent an expansion — meaning it will supplement Spirit’s existing service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the company said.

The plan is for “additional growth in South Florida due to demand that’s strong and getting even stronger,” Spirit said in a statement.

Spirit is already the largest airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood.

“The demand is there to support growth throughout South Florida,” the carrier said. “Our flying out of MIA is in support of continued expansion in the region.”

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A hotel in Santo Domingo.

So where will Spirit be flying in the Caribbean?

Beginning in October, Spirit will kick off a number of new routes to the Caribbean out of Miami, most of which will be daily.

That includes daily flights to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, both of which will launch Oct. 6.

That will be followed by daily service to Barranquilla, Colombia beginning Nov. 17.

On Nov. 17, Spirit will also launch daily flights to San Pedro Sula, Honduras and San Jose, Costa Rica and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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The historic Caribe Hilton in San Juan.

On Nov. 18, Spirit will kick off new flights from Miami to St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands, with flights operating three times each week.

It will only reinforce the carrier’s growing presence in the Caribbean, following a several-years-long Caribbean expansion out of Orlando as well.

For more, visit Spirit.

— CJ