Spirit Airlines is expanding starting in November, with new routes to the Caribbean – including the airline’s first direct international route out of New Jersey, heading to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic daily and year-round.
Starting this November, Spirit Airlines is expanding its service by multiple routes into the Caribbean. Daily nonstop flights between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey and Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, start November 8, which will also be Spirit’s first direct international flight from Newark. Seasonal flights from Detroit to Montego Bay in Jamaica will begin on December 20, running three flights a week during the season.
“We are so excited to offer both the Newark and Detroit areas low fares to some of the most wonderful countries in the world,” Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, told Aeronautics Online. “Both Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are known for their hospitality and beauty and are incredible options for winter vacations or family reunions. Spirit continues to prove itself as a go-to airline for quality affordable service to the Caribbean and Latin America.”
Other international flight Spirit introduced this year include Fort Lauderdale to both Cap-Haïtien and St. Thomas, and Baltimore/Washington to Montego Bay. Spirit is entering a newly burgeoning competitive market in Santo Domingo, as more airlines begin to take interest in flying there. JetBlue already offers daily flights from Newark as well.
In addition to expanding the network of Caribbean flights, Spirit is looking to improve the customer experience as well by introducing wifi, which will become standard on all the airline’s flights in 2019.