Spirit Airlines to begin new service to Latin America, Caribbean

Spirit Airlines has announced that beginning October 4, it will begin service from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to 11 new destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as three more domestic routes rolling out through the fall, the company said.

The announcement marks one of the largest expansions in the airline´s history and includes service to the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

With this announcement, Spirit will now provide additional service from Orlando to eight countries and two U.S. territories. It comes just days after the airline announced new routes from Orlando to Asheville and Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Spirit will now provide the Orlando region with nonstop service to and from 38 destinations, with up to 49 daily flights across the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America.

Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) is a Florida-based ultra-low-cost carrier. It is the eighth largest commercial airline in North America. Spirit operates scheduled flights throughout the United States and in the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, and South America. The airline operates bases at Atlantic City, Chicago–O´Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Las Vegas.