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Spirit Airlines Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Fort Myers

Spirit Airlines Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Fort Myers

Spirit Airlines is celebrating three decades of serving Southwest Florida with the start of the only nonstop flight between Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Spirit first landed in Fort Myers in 1993 and has grown to offer nonstop service to 14 destinations and 20-peak day departures from the Midwest to the East Coast.

“RSW is a great, long-time partner of Spirit Airlines, and we’re thankful to the Fort Myers community for their continued support as we add the only nonstop service to SJU on our 30th anniversary,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. “The addition of nonstop service to San Juan creates an exciting opportunity to connect the two vibrant communities with reliable and convenient service.”

Spirit’s new service to San Juan follows the airline’s recent launch of three, new routes from RSW to Charleston (CHS), Norfolk (ORF) and Richmond (RIC) in November.

“We are extremely pleased that Spirit Airlines is inaugurating new nonstop flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Southwest Florida International Airport. San Juan is the most highly sought Caribbean destination at RSW,” said Ben Siegel, CPA, C.M., Executive Director of the Lee County Port Authority. “This new service not only gives travelers from Southwest Florida an opportunity to visit family and friends on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico but will also bring business partners and visitors to Fort Myers to enjoy everything our region has to offer.”

Spirit’s Elevated Guest Experience
Spirit continues its commitment to invest in the Guest, which entails a number of initiatives aimed at delivering the best value in the sky:


Spirit’s Fit Fleet® is one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry, with many more brand-new planes projected for delivery in 2024.

Recently announced more cabin enhancements with wider seats, added cushion, new headrests and upgrades to our unique Big Front Seat®.

Fast onboard Wi-Fi that allows Guests to watch content from streaming services.