Articles tagged “spirit airlines”

Spirit Airlines Will Offer Comfier Seats — For Free

Spirit Airlines Will Offer Comfier Seats — For Free

Brian Sumers, Skift

Spirit Airlines is taking delivery of new aircraft, so this is an easy time for the airline to add more comfortable seats. The big question is will the airline pay to retrofit older jets to new standards? That's an expensive proposition, but it would show the airline is paying attention to passenger desires.

2 months ago

Sabre’s Deal With Spirit Underscores Its Airline Tech Rebound

Sabre’s Deal With Spirit Underscores Its Airline Tech Rebound

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Spirit's decision to buy more airline technology from Sabre signals two things. Sabre has overcome a sales slump. And Spirit is investing to cope with its growth.

2 months ago

Spirit Airlines’ On-Time Arrivals Plan Backfired When It Cut Corners

Spirit Airlines’ On-Time Arrivals Plan Backfired When It Cut Corners

Brian Sumers, Skift

Every airline executive knows how to improve on-time performance. But there's a problem. It's expensive, since airlines usually must add slack to the schedule. Eventually the costs add up so airlines reduce the slack, hoping reliability will hold steady. Sometimes this works. Sometimes it doesn't.

3 months ago

Rising Costs Catch Up to Spirit Airlines

Rising Costs Catch Up to Spirit Airlines

Isaac Carey, Skift

In many ways, the airline had a solid quarter, but some potential long-term issues are starting to emerge, casting doubt on future performance.

6 months ago

Spirit Airlines Makes a Turnaround and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Spirit Airlines Makes a Turnaround and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, Spirit Airlines gets revenue increases by charging extra for non-seat purchases, Southwest makes a smart business move to attract new customers, and American Airlines makes it clear Mesa Airlines had better start improving.

8 months ago

Spirit Airlines Gets Boost From Dynamic Pricing on Carry-Ons to Bottled Water

Spirit Airlines Gets Boost From Dynamic Pricing on Carry-Ons to Bottled Water

Brian Sumers, Skift

Almost everything is improving at Spirit Airlines. Its on-time performance is getting better, and customer satisfaction is rising, according to the airline. More importantly for investors, ancillary revenue is up. Can the good times last?

8 months ago

Spirit Airlines Nears Decision on Adding Complexity to Its Fleet

Spirit Airlines Nears Decision on Adding Complexity to Its Fleet

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Often, short-haul low-cost airlines prefer just one fleet type to maximize efficiency. But Spirit might break from tradition and add a new aircraft type. If it does, we're betting it chooses the Airbus A220.

9 months ago

Investors Regain Confidence in Spirit and Other U.S. Airlines

Investors Regain Confidence in Spirit and Other U.S. Airlines

Esha Dey, Bloomberg

This month several U.S. airlines, most prominently Spirit, have enjoyed stock market gains. But carriers will have to pass successfully through a recession before most investors will be persuaded that airlines have become profitable for good and have tamed their instincts to fight price wars.

11 months ago

Why Low-Cost Airline Spirit Sees Little Impact From Competitors’ Basic Economy Fares

Why Low-Cost Airline Spirit Sees Little Impact From Competitors’ Basic Economy Fares

Brian Sumers, Skift

It was not clear three years ago whether Spirit could make it long term. It ran a shoddy operation, and it had alienated many of its customers. But Spirit is back, and it's making good returns for shareholders.

12 months ago

Spirit Airlines Makes Gains Despite Rising Fuel Prices

Spirit Airlines Makes Gains Despite Rising Fuel Prices

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Spirit Airlines increasingly aims to prove it is possible to be cheap and loved.

1 year ago

Spirit Airlines Trims Its Costs and Cancellations

Spirit Airlines Trims Its Costs and Cancellations

Eliza Haverstock, Bloomberg

What a change from this time a year ago, when U.S. budget carrier Spirit Airlines’ shares stalled out amid social media postings of passenger fights after flight cancellations at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

1 year ago

Spirit Airlines Is Adding Super-Fast Wi-Fi as It Gets More Flyer-Friendly

Spirit Airlines Is Adding Super-Fast Wi-Fi as It Gets More Flyer-Friendly

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travelers love to hate Spirit Airlines, and considering the way the carrier treated its customers for about a decade, that makes sense. But come next year, Spirit will offer a decent experience to its passengers. Will that help it attract more flyers?

1 year ago