Tag: Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines Signs MoU for up to 100 A320neo Family Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus and Spirit Airlines have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding for the U.S.-based airline to acquire up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft. Spirit announced its intention to place firm orders for a mix of A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo to meet its future fleet requirements. “This new order represents another milestone for Spirit,” said Spirit […]

Toxic Fumes Injure 5 on Spirit Airlines A320 Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Philadelphia to Las Vegas (USA) with 71 people on board, reported toxic fumes on board, 3 passengers and 2 cabin crew injured. Aircraft was enroute at FL380 about 150nm east of Denver (USA) when the flight crew donned their oxygen masks reporting fumes on board and diverted to […]

Turbulence Injures Flight Attendant on Spirit Airlines A320 Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Cleveland to Las Vegas (USA), encountered severe turbulence. Aircraft was on approach to Las Vegas when the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence causing injuries to a flight attendant. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Las Vegas’ runway 26L about 10 minutes later. The FAA reported the flight […]

Fumes Appear on Board of the Spirit Airbus A320

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]