Spirit announces new service in Albuquerque (ABQ), Boise (BOI) and Reno (RNO) as its Las Vegas route map grows to 40+ nonstop destinations
MIRAMAR, Fla., 2022-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit today (March 16, 2022) announced an expansion out west with new service to Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), Boise Airport (BOI), and Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). All three new markets will kick off service with daily nonstop flights to Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS) in August 2022.
“Announcing three new markets is an exciting milestone for Spirit Airlines and our Guests as we deliver more high-value options for travel between the bright lights of Vegas and the huge variety of beautiful places to visit in New Mexico, Idaho and Northern Nevada,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. “We can’t wait to welcome these new communities into our network and continue to provide More Go for our Guests as we celebrate our 20th year serving LAS.”
Adding the new service increases the carrier’s presence in Las Vegas to 41 nonstop destinations and up to 75 peak-day departures. This total represents an almost 30% year-over-year increase from Spirit’s service to LAS. Guests traveling from ABQ, BOI & RNO also gain connection opportunities through LAS to more than a dozen destinations. In addition to these three new markets, Spirit also recently announced upcoming nonstop service from LAS to Memphis and Salt Lake City.
“Spirit Airlines, LAS’s second-busiest carrier in 2021, continues to invest in the Las Vegas market and provide opportunities for travelers to experience this world-class destination,” said Chris Jones, Harry Reid International Airport Chief Marketing Officer. “We look forward to soon welcoming even more visitors from Reno, Boise and Albuquerque. These are three great markets within our region, each of which should show two-way demand among vacationers, sports fans, students and business travelers.”
|New & Previously Announced Routes Coming Soon to LAS:|
|Destination:||Flights Available:||Launch Date:|
|Memphis (MEM)||Daily||April 20, 2022|
|Salt Lake City (SLC)||Twice Daily||May 26, 2022|
|Albuquerque (ABQ)NEW||Daily||August 3, 2022|
|Boise (BOI) NEW||Daily||August 5, 2022|
|Reno (RNO) NEW||Twice Daily||August 10, 2022|
“Spirit’s entry into the Albuquerque market is a direct result of passengers utilizing direct, non-stop flight options,” said Richard McCurley, Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque. “We’re excited for the opportunities ahead and look forward to a strong partnership, bringing more connections for the residents of New Mexico.”
“We are very excited to welcome Spirit Airlines to Boise this summer,” said Boise Airport Director Rebecca Hupp. “Adding daily service on a low-cost carrier will allow more BOI passengers access to the endless allures and attractions of Las Vegas.”
“We are excited to join the Spirit family,” said Shaun Carey, Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “The additional flights on Spirit Airlines from RNO to LAS will provide more options for our region, which is great news for northern Nevada. Reno-Tahoe continues to attract more air service, with people wanting to explore what our region has to offer, as well as fly out of RNO to conveniently get to the destination of their choice.”
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Spirit’s Elevated Guest Experience
The entrance into Albuquerque, Boise, and Reno as part of its Las Vegas expansion demonstrates Spirit’s continued commitment to invest in the Guest, which entails a number of initiatives aimed at delivering the best value in the sky:
- Spirit’s Fit Fleet® is one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry, with 24 brand new planes planned for delivery in 2022
- An all-new cabin interior with ergonomically-designed seats and more usable legroom, featuring the best deal in the sky with our unique Big Front Seat®
- Fast onboard Wi-Fi that allows Guests to watch content from streaming services
- The Free Spirit® loyalty program is the fastest way to earn rewards and status*
Spirit continues to garner awards and recognition. The carrier won “Best Airport Innovation” in the 2021 APEX/IFSA Awards for its groundbreaking self-bag drop system with biometric photo matching, which speeds up the check-in process and reduces face-to-face contact. Additionally, Spirit was named WalletHub’s Most Affordable Airline. Spirit also received the FAA’s “Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence” for the fourth consecutive year.
Spirit’s commitment to Safe Travels includes enhanced cleaning, advanced air filtration and a health acknowledgement at check-in. Airlines and airports remain subject to federal law requiring Guests to wear an appropriate face covering at airports and on flights. Please visit Spirit’s COVID-19 Information Center for more information on safety enhancements.
* Based on points earned on published fares (excluding sale fares) and optional services using the Free Spirit Credit Card (the “Card”), and includes status qualifying points earned by spending on Spirit and everyday purchases using the Card.
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