Spirit Adds New Flights to Puerto Rico

Two Florida cities see expanded service to the Caribbean hot spot

Spirit is upping its service to Puerto Rico.
Orlando and Fort Lauderdale get additional flights to Puerto Rico on Spirit. Publicity photo

Spirit Airlines has expanded its service to Puerto Rico and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. New daily flights have been added Hartford, Orlando, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, and Newark.

“Our commitment to Puerto Rico stretches more than two decades, and it’s exciting for us to celebrate today with an expansion that grows our SJU service to the largest it’s ever been, now serving 16 nonstop destinations plus increased frequencies to key markets,” said Bobby Schroeter, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Spirit Airlines. “We’re so thankful to the Puerto Rican community for embracing us, and we’re grateful for our incredible Spirit Family members in San Juan, Aguadilla & Ponce, and our valued airport partners.

Fort Lauderdale will get two daily flights to Puerto Rico. Spirit upped its Orlando service to five daily flights.

“Our celebration includes a donation from The Spirit Charitable Foundation which is focused on giving back to the communities where we live and work. Our San Juan Team Members have been longtime supporters of Hogar Niñito Jesús and our donation is in support of their work caring for children in need of shelter,” Schroeter added.

In addition to serving its travelers, Spirit and its partners employ nearly 1,000 Puerto Ricans on the island across three airports and its aircraft maintenance facility in Aguadilla. This new expansion will also create about 80 new jobs in San Juan.

“We are excited about the economic and market growth these flights will create for Puerto Rico as a top travel destination in the Caribbean. Spirit’s decision to add new connections from five important hubs from the US and the increase in frequency of flights from four others, aligns with our vision and strategy to further develop or air access and strengthen the overall tourism activity, one of the key sectors of our economy,” said Carlos Mercado Santiago, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

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