October 24, 2019– Airbus and Spirit Airlines have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding for the U.S.-based airline to acquire up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft. Spirit announced its intention to place firm orders for a mix of A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo to meet its future fleet requirements.

“This new order represents another milestone for Spirit,” said Spirit Airlines’ President and CEO Ted Christie. “The additional aircraft will be used to support Spirit’s growth as we add new destinations and expand our network across the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. We look forward to working with our valued partners at Airbus to finalise our agreement.”

“The Airbus A320 Family has been a strong platform for the remarkable success of Spirit over the past several years,” said Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer.  “The ongoing, enthusiastic spirit the airline demonstrates in our A320neo Family is most rewarding, and we look forward to playing a part in the Spirit team’s continued growth for many, many years to come.”

Spirit is a fast growing ultra-low-cost carrier in the Americas, based in South Florida.

Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, the best-selling A320neo Family, comprising the A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo, deliver at least 20% reduced fuel burn as well as 50% less noise compared to previous-generation aircraft, thanks to incorporating the very latest technologies including new-generation engines and Sharklets. At the end of September 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 6,650 firm orders from nearly 110 customers worldwide.

  • Engage Play Technologies Provides Miles Based Prize & Reward Play for FREE SPIRIT™ members.

Los Angeles, CA | August 30, 2013/PR.com/– Engage Play Technologies has partnered with Spirit Airlines and launched FREE SPIRIT™ Play, a game entertainment rewards and incentive platform for the airline’s FREE SPIRIT frequent flyer program members.

At Free Spirit Play, FREE SPIRIT members can enter game tournaments for fun or compete for prizes and earn miles. The platform provides members the opportunity to use miles or cash in a variety of game competition formats for a chance to win flights on Spirit Airlines, vacation packages and electronic gear. When members reach VIP game play participation levels, they’ll earn miles and can receive other rewards, regardless of whether they win or lose.

“As we continue to grow and innovate in the industry, we’re always looking for unique opportunities to deliver more fun and value to our passengers particularly in ways that support our mission to profitably grow the traveling market and stimulate new economic activity,” said Scott Fisher, Director of Ancillary Revenue at Spirit. “The FREE SPIRIT Play platform supports our objectives and we’re excited to be working with Engage Play on this program,” he added.

“We’re very pleased about our first deployment with a major US airline. In particular, we appreciate the opportunity to work with Spirit and to be a part of supporting their leadership in creating more interaction with passengers and a more healthy and profitable industry,” stated Howard Woods, President Engage Play. “To that end, FREE SPIRIT Play provides an interactive platform for Spirit to engage with their customers, efficiently increase program value and allow members to have fun earning miles while playing games and competing for valued prizes and rewards,” he added.

– U.S. low-cost carrier signs firm order for 20 A321ceo aircraft
– 1st North American carrier to feature Space-Flex cabin option, room for more seats

Paris Air Show, France | June 20, 2013– Spirit Airlines has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A321 aircraft and additionally has opted to convert 10 of its existing A320 orders to the larger A321. All of these aircraft are current engine option (ceo) models. Spirit’s A321ceos will accommodate increasing passenger numbers in the airline’s network in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. All of the A321ceo aircraft will be fitted with fuel-saving Sharklets and will seat 219 passengers in a single-class layout.

The announcement was made today during the Paris Air Show.

“Spirit’s priority has always been to save its passengers money, while transporting them as comfortably as possible,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “That is exactly what the A320 Family allows the airline to achieve. These are eco-efficient machines with wonderful comfort.”

“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Airbus and excited about the growth opportunities and additional cities we will be able to liberate from high fares with the addition of these aircraft,” said Ben Baldanza, Chief Executive Officer of Spirit Airlines.

The new Spirit A321s will also be the first North America-based aircraft to feature the Space-Flex cabin option. This rear lavatory and galley combination optimizes use of the available space at the very back of the aircraft. The configuration also allows for the first lavatory in the single-aisle market to be accessible to people with reduced mobility.

With this order announced today, Spirit’s firm orders total: 7 A319s, 98 A320s (including 45 A320 new engine option aircraft) and 30 A321s. The airline currently operates a fleet of some 50 A320 Family aircraft.

The A320 Family is the world’s most successful aircraft with over 9,500 ordered and over 5,600 delivered to more than 380 customers and operators