Spirit Airlines is launching seven new nonstop routes from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) between February and May 2022. By the Memorial Day holiday, Spirit will offer PHL passengers with nonstop service to 20 domestic and international destinations, with a total of approximately 23 daily departures. The new routes, which were announced on December 7, are:
- New Orleans (MSY)- daily service beginning February 16
- Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN)- four flights per week beginning April 20
- Nashville (BNA)- daily service beginning May 11
- Houston (IAH)- daily service beginning May 11
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)- four flights per week beginning May 18
- Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)- three flights per week beginning May 18
- Oakland/San Francisco (OAK)- daily service beginning May 18
In addition to the new routes, Spirit will increase its PHL-Cancun service to daily departures beginning April 20.
"This is wonderful news for PHL, our passengers and our region," said PHL CEO Chellie Cameron. "In addition to offering more options to popular vacation destinations, Spirit will be the only airline at PHL serving Oakland and Aguadilla nonstop. This is especially important for our passengers wanting to visit friends and relatives."
"Philadelphia has been a great partner of Spirit Airlines for a long time, and we’re thankful to the airport team for enabling this opportunity to add many more popular, nonstop destinations for our Guests," said Matt Klein, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. "This expansion is particularly exciting because of the variety of destinations stretching from the Pacific Coast, to popular spots in the Southern U.S., and three new options for Caribbean getaways."
When Spirit's service to Aguadilla takes off on April 20, it will mark the first time Philadelphia passengers have been able to travel to that city nonstop. PHL passengers have not been able to fly nonstop to Oakland since October 2007.
"I want to thank Spirit for recognizing our underserved markets and making the commitment to Philadelphia," said Cameron. "We have much to look forward to in 2022."