The Island of Enchantment is waiting with all its beauty and culture as Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announces new routes to historic San Juan, Puerto Rico! Beginning February 14, 2019, Spirit will begin daily nonstop service to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).
The additional service will only strengthen Spirit’s position as a major carrier for Puerto Rico, as it currently serves both San Juan and Aguadilla. It was just back in October that Spirit launched nonstop service connecting Orlando, Fla. to Aguadilla.
“We are so proud to have been serving Puerto Rico since 2001, and we are thrilled to be expanding here again,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “We believe these new routes from Tampa and Baltimore will provide greater convenience to our Guests with more low fare, nonstop flights.”
“Spirit’s announced route expansion is advantageous both for visitors and local passengers, as it provides a greater frequency of flights with new schedule options. It also facilitates access to the island for groups and conventions,” said Agustín Arellano, CEO of Aerostar Puerto Rico. "The more flights we have, the closer we get Puerto Rico to other destinations and the more attractive we are to visitors.”
This latest service expansion comes with continued growth for Spirit Airlines. Recently the airline announced it will be starting service in Jacksonville, Fla., which will also connect to Baltimore/Washington, DC, Detroit, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale.
The new route between Tampa and San Juan will join the resumption of nonstop seasonal flights starting in November between Tampa and Akron-Canton, Boston, Cleveland, Hartford, Latrobe, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh.