The no-frills carrier also began daily service between Tampa and Nashville on November 5, serving a total of 24 destinations from the Gulf Coast city.
Spirit’s recent growth in Tampa has been quite remarkable, increasing flights by 22 percent year-over-year to 14,000 flights and 2.5 million total seats.
“We are thrilled to bring even more of our Spirit Signature Service, brand new Airbus jets, and industry-leading low fares to Tampa,” said Matt Klein, Spirit Airlines SVP & Chief Commercial Officer, in a statement accompanying Thursday’s announcement. “Tampa is one of the largest and most popular destinations in our network, but it is also a rapidly-growing community with a demand for more affordable flight options. As America’s Fastest Growing Airline, we know this new service will allow more families to reconnect with loved ones or plan that much-needed winter getaway.”
“Tampa International Airport served a record 22.2 million passengers for Fiscal Year 2019 and Spirit’s rapid expansion is an important part of that story,” added Chris Minner, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Tampa International Airport. “Spirit accounted for nearly 40 percent of our total passenger growth this past fiscal year—more than any other carrier. We are grateful for Spirit’s commitment to the Tampa Bay region and we look forward to working together for many years to come.”
Spirit also announced a new partnership with ZooTampa at Lowry Park as the presenting sponsor of the updated Macaw Flyover.
“We are excited to partner with Spirit Airlines in elevating Tampa’s growing appeal as one of Florida’s most desirable destinations,” Scott Rose, chief marketing officer at ZooTampa, said in a statement. “Spirit Airlines’ sponsorship of our inspiring Macaw Flyover affirms the unique and immersive nature of our animal interactions that both delight and educate guests in our mission to care for and protect wildlife.”
Last month, the airline announced it will be adding three new destinations from Austin and expanding its nonstop service to Cancun from five new U.S. cities beginning in February and March 2020.
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