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Spirit suspends flights to Ft Lauderdale

Published:Monday | September 24, 2012

WESTERN BUREAU:

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will discontinue service between Ft Lauderdale and Kingston as of October 4, the airline's director of corporate communication, Mitsy Pinson, has confirmed to The Gleaner.

The airline plans to resume what it is now calling "seasonal season" in April 2013, a seven-month break from the route.

"We are very nimble in pursuing the network opportunities that produce the greatest return and allow us to offer our customers the ultra-low fares for which Spirit is famous," Pinson said.

Currently, the airline operates three flights per week between Fort Lauderdale and Kingston, and four weekly flights between Fort Lauderdale and Montego Bay.

Spirit first entered Jamaica in 2005, touching down at the Sangster International Airport on its inaugural flight, which brought in 198 passengers.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com