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New airline takes off from St. Louis Lambert, bringing flights to sunny destinations

The airline begins service on Thursday

ST. LOUIS — Spirit Airlines has added St. Louis Lambert International Airport to its route map with nonstop daily flights.

The airline started flying on Thursday, May 27 with flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Pensacola. Spirit is offering flights starting at $60. 

In addition to those flights, Spirit plans to add Fort Myers, Phoenix and Tampa on Nov. 11 and Cancun on Dec. 22. Cancun will mark the carrier’s first international service from Lambert.

“Growing our airline partnerships and offering more destinations is a key part of STL’s strategic plan and we could not be more proud to bring Spirit Airlines to our city,” said Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, airport director. “We look forward to these added flights and the opportunity they bring to our region.”

St. Louis is the seventh new city added to Spirit’s network in the past year, according to a news release from Lambert. In February, the carrier announced an accelerated delivery schedule for new Airbus aircraft joining Spirit’s Fit Fleet.

“Spirit Airlines comes to The Gateway to the West in a big way with non-stop service to five popular destinations,” Spirit Airlines Vice President of Network Planning John Kirby said. “Our new STL guests will love Spirit’s combination of friendly, reliable service and low fares, making it easy for them to plan a vacation or quick getaway.”

According to the release, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas and Orlando are three of Spirit’s biggest cities, which means nonstop flights from St. Louis come with easy connections throughout the United States.

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