Orlando is seeing even more yellow with a massive expansion by Florida’s hometown airline! Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) celebrates its first day of international service out of Orlando International Airport (MCO) by announcing it will bring hundreds of new jobs to the Orlando area with a new crew base for Flight Attendants and Pilots.
The crew base will open on December 1, 2018 and will start with nearly 150 crewmembers. This move will help support Spirit’s massive international expansion in Orlando, adding to the 150 airport services jobs recently created to support the growth. Spirit is expected to bring hundreds of more inflight positions to Orlando this spring with job fairs expected in the coming months.
“Orlando is the perfect location for our new crew base and our international expansion,” said Bob Fornaro, Spirit Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve served more than 22 million Guests in our 25 years in Orlando. We’re excited to continue our historic expansion here and to create hundreds of jobs in the community.”
“Spirit Airlines’ growth in the Central Florida region is evident with their increased domestic and international flight schedules. Now, with the addition of a Spirit crew base at Orlando International Airport, they further solidify their commitment to our community,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
Spirit begins new Orlando service today to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN); Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA); Panama City, Panama (PTY); and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ). The inaugural flights kick off a flurry of new international and domestic routes from MCO starting in the next two months.
The new routes increase Spirit’s offering to the Orlando region, with nonstop service to 38 destinations and up to 49 daily flights across the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America.
This latest announcement follows the addition of new service to Asheville and Greensboro, NC last month. It also comes as Spirit begins its fleet-wide Wi-Fi installation in Orlando. Spirit’s state-of-the-art, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity will roll out through 2019, providing Guests the ability to watch, stream, surf and text in flight.
With Spirit’s expanding network, the airline continues to improve its on-time performance and Guest satisfaction, while building upon a larger commitment to invest in the Guest experience. Recent Department of Transportation data shows Spirit Airlines among the top carriers for on-time performance and baggage handling. Guests can learn more about Spirit’s pledge to keep improving at InvestInTheGuest.com. To check out Spirit’s super-low fares and vacation packages, head to spirit.com, and don’t forget to sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and special offers.