Spirit to open Orlando base to support growth

Spirit Airlines has announced it plans to open a crew base in Orlando, Florida to support planned growth at the airport, the company said.

The carrier said it plans to initially base 50 pilots and 80 flight attendants at Orlando International airport beginning December 1.

The new routes from Orlando, with 44.6 million passengers in 2017, complement existing routes from Spirit´s Fort Lauderdale home.

Orlando will be Spirit´s seventh crew base, after Atlantic City, Chicago O´Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas.

Spirit Airlines, Inc. is an American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. 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.