MIRAMAR, Fla., March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lights, camera, less money, more go! Spirit Airlines is getting ready for its close-up as the airline announces it will soon serve Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Beginning June 20, 2019, Spirit (SAVE) will begin nonstop flights three times daily between Burbank and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. The three daily flights will not only offer convenient service between two entertainment hubs, but Las Vegas will act as a gateway to more than two dozen other Spirit destinations across the United States, including Austin, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Philadelphia. The service will complement Spirit’s existing service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Las Vegas.
“We are excited to be expanding in the Golden State, bringing our low fares and signature service to the Hollywood Burbank Airport,” said John Kirby, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “Burbank becomes our second airport destination in the Los Angeles Basin, and enhances our service options for Tinsel Town Guests traveling to America’s Playground.”
“We are very pleased that Spirit Airlines has elected to add Hollywood Burbank Airport to its growing network of cities,” said Frank R. Miller, Executive Director of Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). “Knowing how popular Las Vegas is, and that Hollywood Burbank Airport is becoming an increasingly attractive Southern California gateway, we welcome Spirit Airlines and its thrice-daily service to Las Vegas for its customers.”
The announcement will add to Spirit’s growing selection of destinations from Las Vegas, a growth city and crew base for the airline. Spirit now averages approximately 55 daily departures from Las Vegas, offering nonstop flights to 28 cities. As of July 2019, Spirit will have grown nearly 50 percent in Las Vegas compared to its capacity two years earlier and, in 2018, became the fastest growing carrier there.
Spirit also recently announced it would be launching service in Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Indianapolis, as well as expanding service in Jamaica, Denver and Puerto Rico. The airline is focused on investing in the Guest experience and delivering the best value in the sky, including the addition of high-speed Wi-Fi to its entire fleet.
About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows every Guest to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — something we call À La Smarte. We make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 600 daily flights to 74 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving the communities we serve. Come save with us at spirit.com. At Spirit Airlines, we go. We go for you.