Non-stop service will be offered from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Punta Cana with connecting service from: Atlanta(1), Atlantic City, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth(2), Detroit, New York/LaGuardia, Orlando, Providence, Tampa(3) and Washington D.C./Reagan National.
A new Airbus A319 aircraft will serve Punta Cana with two-class service and all leather seats throughout the cabin.
Spirit will commemorate its inaugural flight with giveaways at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport today as well as a merengue band to highlight the celebration.
“We are elated to begin service to Punta Cana today as it is an ideal addition to our Caribbean network with its fabulous resorts and sunshine,” said Marc Cavaliere, vice president of sales for Spirit Airlines.
“This new service to Punta Cana brings the number of non-stop routes we offer to the Bahamas, Caribbean and Latin America to 16! Plus, our service begins just in time for the holidays so tourists and locals alike can enjoy beautiful Punta Cana at a perfect time of year. Spirit is the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean and we’re confident that our low fare and high quality service will continue to be exceedingly popular.”
“The entrance of Spirit Airlines to the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic last year was a key factor in meeting our goal to increase North American tourism and business to our country,” said Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, Deputy Minister of Tourism, in charge of Airlines and Cruise Industry Affairs. “This new service to Punta Cana will jump start interest in our beach destination to all of the United States. We are thrilled that Spirit Airlines has put our island nation on their route map.”
“Spirit’s growth in the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is of great importance not only to the airport but also to the South Florida community,” said Tom Jargiello, Broward County Aviation Director. “We are thrilled that Spirit is starting service to Punta Cana today and look forward to the rest of their expansion this season.”