Spirit Airlines, Inc. is an American ultra low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Floride. Spirit operates scheduled flights throughout the U.S. as well as the Caribbean, Mexique, and Latin America. Major focus cities include; Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Chicago-O’Hare and Atlantic City. En Janvier 2013, Spirit is the only 2-star airline based in the United States, according to airlinequality.com.
The company initially started as Clipper Trucking Company in 1964. The airline service was founded in 1980 in Macomb County, Michigan, as Charter One, a Detroit-based charter tour operator providing travel packages to entertainment destinations such as Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and the Bahamas. Dans 1990, Charter One began scheduled service from Boston and Providence, R.I., to Atlantic City. Le mai 29, 1992, Charter One brought jet equipment into the fleet, changed its name to Spirit Airlines and inaugurated service from Detroit to Atlantic City. Au mois d'avril 1993, Spirit Airlines began scheduled service to destinations in Florida. During the next five years, Spirit expanded rapidly, increasing service from Detroit and adding service in new markets such as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Los Angeles, and New York. Spirit initially had their headquarters in Eastpointe, Michigan (formerly East Detroit) in Greater Detroit. It relocated its headquarters in November 1999, moving to Miramar, Florida in the Miami Metropolitan Area. Prior to the decision to move the headquarters to Miramar, Spirit considered Atlantic City, New Jersey and Detroit, Michigan.
Spirit currently flies to 52 destinations throughout Central America, les Caraïbes, L'Amérique du Sud, et aux États-Unis. It maintains a base in Fort Lauderdale with focus cities in Atlantic City, Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit and Las Vegas.
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