Tag: Spirit Airlines

Fumes Appear on Board of the Spirit Airbus A320

Spirit Airlines Airbus A320, registration N602NK performing flight from Atlantic City to Ft. Myers, was climbing out of Atlantic City when fumes developed on board and dissipated again. The aircraft continued to Fort Myers, on descent the fumes developed again causing the flight attendants to suffer from dizziness, headaches and severe coughing, a number of […]

Record Low for ‘Bumped’ U.S. Passenger Numbers in 2017

The U.S Transportation Department has released 2017 figures for the number of passengers ‘bumped’ off flights, revealing a total of 23,223 passengers were forced off an aircraft or had their flights tickets revoked. This equates to a figure of approximately one passenger for every 29,000 travelers. The biggest ‘culprit’ was Southwest Airlines, which accounted for […]

Spirit Pilots Vote To Authorize Strike If Mediation Fails

After contract negotiations broke down Sept 9, pilots for Fort Lauderdale-based Ultra LCC Spirit Airlines voted unanimously Sept. 13 to authorize a strike if further mediation efforts are unproductive. According to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents Spirit pilots, if and when the National Mediation board (NMB) decides that additional talks are ineffectual, […]

Airbus Delivers First U.S.-Produced A320 To Spirit Airlines

The first delivery of an A320 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility has taken place in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The aircraft, delivered to Spirit Airlines, is the 37th overall delivery from the U.S. facility since production began in July 2015. The previous 36 aircraft were A321 aircraft, making this delivery another important milestone for […]

Airbus Begins Production of First U.S.-Built A320 in Mobile

The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has received the major component assemblies for the first A320 that will be produced in the U.S. The 27 aircraft delivered from the facility thus far have been A321s. This marks another important milestone for the manufacturing facility, which began production in July 2015 and is equipped […]

First A320neo Delivered to Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines, headquartered in Miramar, Florida (U.S.), took delivery of the very first A320neo to be delivered to a U.S. customer. It is the first of 55 A320neo Family aircraft the low-cost carrier has ordered (five leased from AerCap, 50 ordered from Airbus). All of Spirit’s A320neo Family aircraft will be powered by Pratt & […]

Spirit 1Q Net Profit Down 10%; Scraps A319 Retirement Plans

Florida-based ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines reported a first-quarter net profit of $61.9 million, down 10.1% from net income of $69 million in the 2015 March quarter, as the airline continues to make adjustments under a new CEO. Spirit’s first-quarter operating revenue rose 9.1% year-over-year to $538.1 million while expenses increased 13.7% to $436.8 […]

Jet Metal Signs Definitive Agreement To Create New Canadian Airline

Jet Metal Corp. announced that further to the news release by the company on Feb. 17, 2016, Jet Metal has now entered into a definitive agreement with Canada Jetlines Ltd. with respect to a business combination of Jetlines and Jet Metal. Jetlines is a start-up airline aiming to become Canada’s first ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC). […]

Airline Routes April, 2016

WestJet begins seasonal Boeing 737 services with 4X-weekly Halifax-Vancouver June 30 and 4X-weekly Halifax-Winnipeg July 2. V Air began Taipei TPE-Ibaraki service March 15. V Air’s also began 4X-weekly Manila-Taipei service. UPS added a new sorting facility and expanded its existing building at Ontario International Airport, Calif. The new building will process UPS next day […]