Boeing’s densely packed 737 version – Which Airlines would be Interested?

As airlines try to pack more passengers into their planes, ordinary travelers are feeling the squeeze. Now, Boeing is releasing an even more densely packed version of its most popular plane, the Boeing 737. I’ll examine why Boeing is launching this model, what it means for airlines, and how soon you could be flying in […]

Spirit Airlines Announces New Nonstop Seasonal Service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Houston and Baltimore

Spirit Airlines announced new nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). This new service will consist of one daily nonstop flight in each market operating from May 1, 2014 through November 1, 2014. “We’re pleased to announce new nonstop […]

Spirit Airlines Orders 20 Airbus A321 Jets, Converts 10 A320s

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321

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 […]

Spirit Airlines Flies its First Airbus A320 with Sharklets

Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 with Sharklets

Spirit Airlines is celebrating Earth Day today as it begins flying its new Airbus A320 Sharklet-equipped aircraft, further solidifying the carrier as “Earth’s Favorite Way to Fly.” Sharklets are Airbus’ new wingtip device that improves the aircraft’s aerodynamics which significantly reduces fuel burn by up to four percent and lowers emissions. The technology reduces annual greenhouse […]