SAN JUAN — Spirit Airlines has expanded its service to Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) with daily nonstop flights from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), with a second daily flight from EWR beginning Feb. 1.
Three other cities will receive an additional daily flight to SJU in 2020 to complement existing service to the island. Tickets are on sale at Spirit.com for the following:
- Orlando International Airport (MCO), effective Feb. 21
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), effective March 1
- Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), effective May 21
“We are thrilled to expand our Puerto Rico service portfolio with new destinations and more nonstops to beautiful San Juan,” John Kirby, vice president of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines, said in a release. “Our new flights from Boston and Newark give our Guests more opportunities to escape to this incredible destination of discovery and leisure.”
Spirit organized an event with community partners and SJU’s operator, Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, to celebrate the first flights arriving Thursday from Newark and Boston.
“For Aerostar, it is a priority to be able to provide passengers with the greatest amount and frequency of flights. This way, we can expand the island’s possibilities while further developing visitor traffic,” said Aerostar CEO Jorge Hernández. “We thank Spirit for choosing Puerto Rico to inaugurate these two new routes. Newark and Boston are destinations with great demand among Puerto Ricans, so we trust that these new routes will be successful.”
“We appreciate Spirit Airlines’ commitment with the expansions of service in Puerto Rico with new daily flight routes from Newark and Boston. Each destination will have 64,970 additional seats annually, which represents an economic impact of approximately $25 million for Newark and $28 million for Boston. We are confident that this increase in air capacity will continue to expand travel alternatives for thousands of passengers through the Luis Muñoz Marín Airport,” said Carla Campos, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Co.
Spirit operates more than 600 daily flights to 75 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.
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