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March 4, 2011
Spirit Airlines began daily nonstop service Friday between Atlantic City and Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The Chicago flight leaves at 3:15 p.m. from Atlantic City International Airport. The flight departs Chicago at 5:05 p.m., arriving in Atlantic City at 7:55 p.m. The Chicago service will be five days a week, and then daily after April 1. Beginning in April, the Atlantic City flight will continue from Chicago to Los Angeles. Spirit will offer connecting service in Chicago to Las Vegas.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spirit Airlines will begin flying from Atlanta to Philadelphia International Airport on June 18. Spirit announced flights from Atlanta to nine cities Tuesday. The airline boasts "ultra low" fares, but does not publicize introductory fares, said airline spokesman Paul Berry. Based in Miramar, Fla., Spirit currently flies from Philadelphia to Dallas-Fort Worth and Las Vegas year- around, and to Chicago and Myrtle Beach, S.C. between April and November. Spirit flies from Atlantic City International Airport to 10 cities, including year-around to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Fla., and Myrtle Beach.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it will begin seasonal non-stop daily flights between Atlantic City and Atlanta on May 17. The flight will continue from Atlanta to Dallas-Fort Worth, without changing aircraft. The Miramar, Fla.-based airline is offering introductory one-way fares of $28.79 from Atlantic City to Atlanta, through midnight Thursday, Feb. 2, for specific dates on its website, www.spirit.com . Spirit said it will resume daily nonstop flights through Sept.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines, the low-cost carrier known for its cheap fares and its add-on charges, will start regular service between Philadelphia and Dallas-Fort Worth next year. The flights will begin with four days a week in April and increase to daily service in June, Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson said Monday. Spirit currently is the only scheduled airline flying out of Atlantic City International Airport, but Atlantic City officials said they did not expect the new Philadelphia competition to affect the casino city.
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July 18, 2012 | By Catherine Lucey and Daily News Staff Writer
PHILLY'S airport is flying high.   City officials yesterday announced that Spirit Airlines, a budget carrier, will soon offer flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth. Spirit is the third new airline to add Philly routes in the past six months, following similar announcements from Virgin America and Alaska Airlines. "We have not had new airlines in eight years and now we have three," said Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a festive celebration at Philadelphia International Airport's Terminal A East Thursday, with greetings from Mayor Nutter, an Elvis impersonator, and cowboy hats for everyone as Spirit Airlines began nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth. It didn't quite turn out that way, though, because of Federal Aviation Administration paperwork. Chalk it up to the federal budget sequester? Spirit, known for its low fares and add-on fees for such things as carry-on baggage, has been around for 25 years, and it has inaugurated service at dozens of airports.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2010 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just when you thought airlines had run out of things to charge for, Spirit Airlines has become the first carrier to add fees for carry-on luggage. Most major airlines now charge for checked bags, fees ranging from $20 to $30, but they allow a carry-on bag and one personal item for free. Spirit, based in Miramar, Fla., and that flies out of Atlantic City but not Philadelphia International Airport, still permits one personal item - a purse, briefcase, backpack, or laptop computer that must fit beneath the seat.
NEWS
April 13, 2000 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Spirit Airlines official said yesterday that three cases of mechanical difficulties on its aircraft since Friday were not related and not part of any broader problems with the airline, which provides virtually all service out of Atlantic City International Airport. "There's no systemic relationship between the three," said Robert Moreland, vice president of safety for Spirit Airlines, which is headquartered in Florida. "They're all isolated incidents. The crews handled the situations very professionally.
NEWS
April 24, 2010
The airline industry seems to love following trends. So, it was refreshing to see five major airlines bucking what could become the latest bandwagon: fees for carry-on bags. Well, at least for now they are saying no. Spirit Airlines sent the industry - and some lawmakers - into a tailspin recently when it announced that it would begin charging up to $45 for bags carried aboard. It is the first carrier to impose such a fee. Many travelers, especially frequent fliers, consider carry-on bags a necessity, not a luxury.
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February 20, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines, which has been aggressively expanding, announced new daily nonstop flights Wednesday from Philadelphia International Airport to Houston and Minneapolis, beginning April 30. Introductory one-way fares of $59 to Houston and $49 to Minneapolis will be available through 11:59 p.m. Saturday at www.flyfrontier.com for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from April 30 to June 10. Seats will be limited at these fares. The service will be seasonal until the fall.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spirit Airlines will begin flying from Atlanta to Philadelphia International Airport on June 18. Spirit announced flights from Atlanta to nine cities Tuesday. The airline boasts "ultra low" fares, but does not publicize introductory fares, said airline spokesman Paul Berry. Based in Miramar, Fla., Spirit currently flies from Philadelphia to Dallas-Fort Worth and Las Vegas year- around, and to Chicago and Myrtle Beach, S.C. between April and November. Spirit flies from Atlantic City International Airport to 10 cities, including year-around to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Fla., and Myrtle Beach.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia International Airport was open and crews were continuing to clear runways and taxiways as airlines began to resume some flights Tuesday. The airport said airlines expected to resume regular flight operations on Wednesday. US Airways and American Airlines, Philadelphia's dominant airline, will have about 15 arriving flights Tuesday afternoon, and planned operate its evening departure to Tel Aviv, Israel. "We plan to resume normal operations Wednesday afternoon with approximately 70 percent of flights operating," American spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines - with new owners, a new management team, and a new logo on its planes - is coming to Philadelphia with flights to seven cities. Denver's hometown airline will announce Tuesday nonstop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla., and Cancun, Mexico, in December, and to Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., and Chicago next spring. "These are underserved markets with very high fares," Frontier chief executive officer David Siegel said.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines, which is being sold to a Phoenix private-equity firm that wants to bring more low airfares to U.S. travelers, announced Wednesday that it would add nonstop flights from Trenton Mercer Airport to Cincinnati and Charlotte, N.C., in February. That brings to 11 the nonstop destinations that Frontier will fly from Trenton, joining Atlanta; Chicago-Midway; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla.; and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Frontier will fly to Charlotte four times a week and to Cincinnati three times a week, starting Feb. 12. Tickets booked by midnight Oct. 20 will be offered at introductory fares as low as $39 one way for travel from Feb. 12 through May 20, the airline said.
NEWS
September 5, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - The heels of generations past were back on the Boardwalk once again Tuesday, as Atlantic City welcomed back its wayward true love Miss America after her seven-year sojourn in the Las Vegas desert. It was a mutual love affair, a family reunion, a warm and grateful embrace. And only one Miss America contestant - Miss Indiana, Terrin Zoe Thomas - got her stilettos stuck in the boards at the Boardwalk arrival ceremony. But hey, that in and of itself is a tradition of the Atlantic City-born-and-bred pageant.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
Police say girl may still be alive LONDON - Police say they have launched a full inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and want to trace 38 "persons of interest" in the case. Detectives say it is possible that the girl, who vanished from a Portuguese holiday resort six years ago, is still alive. Scotland Yard said Thursday that 12 of the individuals of interest are British, and the rest from a variety of European countries. The force says it is working with governments across the continent to find out more.
BUSINESS
June 30, 2013 | By Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press
Other U.S. airlines have struggled over the last decade with the ups and downs of the economy and the price of jet fuel, but Allegiant Air has been profitable for 10 straight years. The tiny airline focuses on a niche others ignore: It flies only from small cities, including Allentown, Harrisburg, and Scranton in Pennsylvania, to sunny vacation spots. Allegiant entices people with low fares and nonstop flights. Then it aggressively pitches them hotels, rental cars, show tickets, and other entertainment, earning millions in commissions.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wants to leverage its expertise from running five New York City-area airports to attract more flights and travelers to Atlantic City International Airport. Under a 15-year agreement, the South Jersey Transportation Authority will pay the Port Authority $500,000 a year to assume control of airport operations, air-service development, and marketing effective July 1. The Port Authority operates New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y., and Newark Liberty and Teterboro airports in New Jersey.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airlines survived $147-a-barrel oil, a financial collapse on Wall Street, and a recession in 2008 by doing two things: slashing capacity - fewer flights, different-size aircrafts, recalibrated routes - and charging annoying fees for everything from baggage to "choice" seats. Nationwide, there are 8 percent fewer airplane seats with passengers in them than five years ago, according to airline analyst Daniel McKenzie, of Buckingham Research Group in New York. He recently analyzed which cities got hardest hit with seat cuts and which had the most growth.
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