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    Spirit, Southwest reiterate concerns about JetBlue-American partnership


    Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines have “serious competitive concerns” about the planned strategic partnership between JetBlue Airways and American Airlines.

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    US airlines hike Q4 cash burn estimates


    US airlines are warning that exploding coronavirus case counts across the country have sparked a new wave of cancellations which will negatively affect their business in the current quarter, including expectations of higher-than-previously-forecasted cash burn.

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    Spirit Airlines reports Q3 loss, anticipates more end-of-year travel


    Spirit Airlines reports lower third-quarter results and is preparing for a significant upturn as leisure travellers look to the end-of-year holidays to begin to alleviate their pent-up demand for cheap, safe travel to visit family and friends.

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    Airlines delaying setting schedules to ‘last minute’


    Market uncertainty means traditional network planning rules have disappeared in North American market

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    Spirit CEO predicts quicker recovery than larger competitors


    The chief executive of Spirit Airlines suspects his carrier will recover from the coronavirus downturn faster than major US carriers, though the pace of Spirit’s long-term fleet-growth plan remains uncertain.

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    Spirit pilots agree to deal preventing 600 layoffs


    Spirit Airlines’ pilots have agreed to work fewer hours as part of a deal that will prevent the airline from needing to lay off 600 of pilots.

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    Spirit warns of tough third quarter


    Spirit Airlines says its flexible network and lower fuel and flight operations costs helped it weather the coronavirus storm in the second quarter, and expects the next months to continue to be volatile as the pandemic drags on.

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    Despite almost certain job cuts, airlines sell vision of brighter days ahead


    US airline human resources executives forecast short-term pain for aviation employees but must remain upbeat that their industry will find a way out of its current slump in order to attract candidates back to fulfilling careers when the coronavirus is history. For many of them, it’s a tough sell. 

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    US DOT fines Spirit Airlines $350,000 mischaracterising bumped passengers


    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines $350,000 for mischaracterising passengers who were involuntarily denied boarding on overbooked flights as “volunteers” and then undercompensating them.

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    US DOT denies minimum service exemptions to Spirit, JetBlue


    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has largely denied Spirit Airlines’ and Jet Blue Airways’ requests for exemption to minimum service rules required for carriers to accept government aid as they consolidate their networks due to the sharp drop-off in demand following the coronavirus global health emergency.

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    JetBlue and Spirit apply for emergency exemptions to ‘minimum service’ order


    JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines are the first two US carriers to apply for immediate exemptions under the Department of Transportation’s service requirements, striking 19 and 26 destinations in their respective networks.

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    US carriers race to shrink fleets as nearly 400 near-term aircraft deliveries loom


    The speed at which a handful of US passenger airlines bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic will to a large degree determine how significantly the virus downturn wallops airframers Airbus and Boeing.

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    Spirit reduces April and May capacity by 20%


    Spirit Airlines will cut its April capacity by 20% and its May capacity by 25% and reduce executive salaries as the ultra-low-cost carrier seeks to reduce costs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Load factors are expected to continue declining through March as governments limit air travel in attempt to ...

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    Spirit adds Oakland to Fort Lauderdale route


    Spirit Airlines in April will add nonstop daily flights between Oakland International airport and its headquarters hub in Fort Lauderdale amid its plans to expand its network and Airbus fleet in 2020. The ultra-low-cost carrier on 16 January announced the new seasonal route to complement its year-round service to Oakland ...

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    Spirit Airlines finalises Airbus order for 100 aircraft


    Airbus says that US ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has finalised an order of 100 A320neo family aircraft as it renews its fleet and aims to grow by double-digits through the mid 2020s.

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    Spirit Q3 profit hit by heavy weather


    ​Spirit Airlines reports $992 million in operating revenue during its third quarter, a 10% increase compared with the same quarter during 2018, delivering $83.5 million net profit as the ultra-low-cost carrier plans to build a new headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and expand its Airbus fleet.

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    Spirit intends order for up to 150 A320neo-family jets


    US budget carrier Spirit Airlines is intending to order 100 Airbus A320neo-family jets, for deliveries which will continue through to 2027. Spirit says the memorandum of understanding covers a “mix” of A320neo and A321neo jets, as well as the A319neo – the smallest member of the re-engined family which has ...

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    Spirit Airlines aims to boost customer experience with new seats


    ​In an effort to improve the passenger experience, ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines on Monday announced it is installing new seats in its aircraft.

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    What keeps driving Bill Franke to invest in low-cost carriers


    Every August, a group of geographically diverse airline managements gather in Montana for an annual review. They have a couple of things in common: they are all from low-cost carriers and each one has scored the support of Indigo Partners.

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    Spirit warns of cost creep, reliability woes as Q2 profit jumps


    ​​Spirit Airlines forecasts higher costs and more cancelled flights for the rest of 2019 as it aims to reconfigure its flight plans and factor in challenging weather conditions as the ultra-low-cost airline adapts to its expanding network and new routes.