Spirit plans new flights from Houston and Denver

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Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will launch non-stop daily service between Houston George Bush Intercontinental airport and Orlando International airport, as well as between Denver and Detroit from 14 February.

The carrier added Houston to its network in September, and now offers non-stop flights from the Texas city to Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago and Las Vegas.

Spirit will operate the new Orlando service as one-stop continuation service originating from Dallas-Fort Worth, stopping in Houston and concluding in Orlando. This will complement Spirit's existing non-stop service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Orlando, it says.

United Airlines operates non-stop between Houston Intercontinental and Orlando International, schedules in Innovata show. Southwest Airlines offers non-stop service between Houston Hobby and Orlando International.

Separately, Spirit will launch non-stop flights between Denver and Detroit, operating five-times weekly on the route initially. It will increase this to a daily frequency on 1 March.

Spirit began service to Denver in May 2012 and now operates non-stop from the city to Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas and Phoenix Mesa.

Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest and United all operate non-stop flights between Denver and Detroit.