Spirit Airlines August Traffic Edges Up8 September 2006
Low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines said Thursday its traffic in August climbed 2.4 percent. Revenue passenger miles, which equate to one mile flown by one paying passenger, increased to 393.9 million from 384.6 million last year.
Ben Baldanza, president and CEO of Spirit Airlines, said, “This increase in passengers is a testament to Spirit’s popular service both in the Caribbean and in the US including new service to Boston’s Logan International Airport which began in August. Advanced bookings continue to be strong into the fall and I’m delighted to share that as of this week Spirit’s fleet transition is complete making it an all-Airbus airline with the youngest Airbus fleet in the Americas.”
Spirit Airlines, with hubs in Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, offers service to 29 cities in the United States, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.