Spirit Airlines lands in Salt Lake City with flights to three cities

Spirit Airlines has announced that it will operate first flights in Salt Lake City (SCL) with three new routes to Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX) and Orlando (MCO), also landing in the state of Utah.

“We listened to our passengers and they told us they wanted more exciting destinations to experience the great outdoors. This spring is a great time to launch service to Salt Lake City, The Crossroads of The West,” said John Kirby, Spirit Airlines vice president of Network Planning.

“We are also excited to introduce our high-quality travel offerings to our new Utah customers seeking convenient non-stop flights to some of the country’s most popular leisure destinations.”

Spirit will be the first domestic airline to announce operations there following the 2020 unveiling of The New SLC, a $4.5 billion redevelopment project focused on providing a better customer experience. The airline’s presence on SLC increases competition and benefits local families seeking more affordable vacation options.

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Spirit Itinerary in Salt Lake City (SLC)

  • Las Vegas (LAS) will have two daily flights starting May 26.
  • Orlando (MCO) daily flights from May 26.
  • Los Angeles (LAX) daily flights from May 26.

Spirit will compete on these routes with the following airlines:

Las Vegas

  • Delta Airlines has 34 weekly flights with 12,076 seats per week.
  • Southwest Airlines 27 weekly flights with 9,194 seats per week.
  • Frontier Airlines has 10 weekly flights offering 3,720 seats per week.

Los Angeles (LAX)

  • Delta Airlines has 52 weekly flights with an offer of 17,446 seats per week.
  • Southwest Airlines 13 weekly flights offering 4,555 seats per week.
  • JetBlue 7 weekly flights offering 2,268 seats per week.
  • United by United Express 14 weekly flights with an offer of 1,764 seats per week.
  • Alaska Airlines by Skywest/Horizont Air 7 weekly flights with 1,064 seats per week.

Orlando (MCO)

  • Delta Airlines has 25 weekly flights with an offer of 10,774 seats per week.
  • JetBlue 5 weekly flights with an offer of 1,620 seats per week.
  • Southwest Airlines is a weekly flight with an offer of 286 seats per week.

“Spirit stands out for being the first new domestic airline to join since The New SLC opened. Spirit’s model will be a popular addition to SLC’s aviation portfolio,” said Bill Wyatt, executive director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports.

Spirit’s arrival in Salt Lake City (SLC) complements the airline’s domestic and international expansion of its network. It recently launched flights to Tegucigalpa, Honduras (XPL), Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT) and Miami, Florida (MIA), giving customers more travel options.

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