Articles tagged “spirit airlines”

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.

4 weeks 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 month 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?

3 months ago

Spirit Airlines Considers Smaller Jets With an Eye Toward Expansion

Spirit Airlines Considers Smaller Jets With an Eye Toward Expansion

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Under previous management, Spirit Airlines only wanted the largest single-aisle aircraft, as it flew almost exclusively between the biggest U.S. markets. Now Spirit is looking at other route options, and it may want smaller aircraft. That makes sense.

4 months ago

Spirit Airlines Is Doing Just Fine With Its Contrarian Approach

Spirit Airlines Is Doing Just Fine With Its Contrarian Approach

Brian Sumers, Skift

If you're an investor, it's not clear Spirit's model is the right one. But if you're a passenger, you should love the airline, even if you never fly it. Spirit is responsible for many of the U.S. fare wars we've seen in recent years.

6 months ago

Spirit Airlines Names Next CEO as It Tries to Fix Old Problems

Spirit Airlines Names Next CEO as It Tries to Fix Old Problems

Brian Sumers, Skift

The last time Spirit Airlines replaced its CEO, it bungled the public messaging. It's not letting that happen this time. Investors are getting more than one year of advance warning.

8 months ago

Spirit Airlines Improves On-Time Performance But Can’t Shake Complaints

Spirit Airlines Improves On-Time Performance But Can’t Shake Complaints

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Usually it costs money for airlines to improve operational performance because to run on-time more often, they must build slack into their schedules and add spare planes. That means the airline doesn't operate as efficiently as possible. But being late became too expensive for Spirit.

8 months ago

Fewer Flyers Are Getting Bumped After Widespread Backlash

Fewer Flyers Are Getting Bumped After Widespread Backlash

Associated Press

Airlines have learned their lesson after getting slammed following the violent incident on a United flight earlier this year. Whether this lasts is anyone's guess.

9 months ago

Fast-Growing Spirit Airlines Will Slow Its Expansion by 2019

Fast-Growing Spirit Airlines Will Slow Its Expansion by 2019

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

More than perhaps any airline, Spirit is responsible for cheap fares offered not only by discount carriers, but also by legacy airlines, who are compelled to match prices. Deal-seeking customers should hope Spirit continues to grow quickly.

10 months ago

Budget Airlines Lead Fare Wars in the U.S. That Are ‘Painful’ to Legacy Rivals

Budget Airlines Lead Fare Wars in the U.S. That Are ‘Painful’ to Legacy Rivals

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

So much for "price discipline." United may lose money before Spirit loses money but big airlines may be better-situated to deal with the hit. At any rate, the battle is great news for consumers.

12 months ago

Spirit Airlines Wants to Win Back Customers by Being Nicer

Spirit Airlines Wants to Win Back Customers by Being Nicer

Brian Sumers, Skift

Spirit Airlines spent years angering customers with shoddy customer service. Now it wants those travelers to return, promising they'll find a kinder, gentler airline with an increased emphasis on on-time arrivals. But will they come back, or will they opt for deeply discounted fares from full-service airlines?

12 months ago

Low-Cost Spirit and Allegiant Struggle to Fly On Time

Low-Cost Spirit and Allegiant Struggle to Fly On Time

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Allegiant and Spirit are giving the absurd excuse that an airline can't be both low-cost and on-time. Wrong. In Europe, budget carrier Ryanair tops the rankings for on-time performance.

1 year ago