Spirit Airlines has taxied away from Reagan National Airport for the last time. The low-cost carrier today began service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with twice-daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth.
“Our new location at BWI allows us to better serve our customers from throughout the entire Baltimore/Washington region,” says Mark Kopczak, Spirit’s Senior Director of Network Planning. “BWI provides Spirit with better scheduling flexibility and the ability to add flights to more cities nonstop, which ultimately translates to better service and more low fare options for our customers. Our new nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth is a perfect example of the flexibility that BWI provides us.”
Spirit has been flying to Florida from Reagan National for the last nine years, competing with Southwest and other low-fare carriers.
“Spirit Airlines will provide excellent low fare travel opportunities for local residents and visitors,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport. “Spirit is a growing airline, and we are pleased to see the carrier continue its expansion here at BWI Marshall. New airlines and new flights at BWI Marshall offer further evidence of this market’s strength. The Maryland and National Capital region remains very attractive for airline service.”