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Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines logo 2014.svg
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer program FREE SPIRIT
Fleet size 115
Destinations 57
Headquarters Miramar, Florida
Website http://www.spirit.com

Spirit Airlines is an American ultra low-cost airline. Their biggest hub is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida It flies to 57 cities throughout The Americas.

History

Spirit Airlines began in 1980 at Michigan. It was first known as Charter One. In 1992, its name was changed to Spirit Airlines and its headquarters were moved to Miramar, Florida. Spirit Airlines ordered 30 Airbus A320 family airplanes in 2006. In March 2007, Spirit became a low-cost carrier. It lowered its prices, removed free snacks & drinks, and started charging passengers for luggage. In 2011, Spirit opened focus cities in Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas.

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