Articles tagged “spirit”

Uplift Raises $123 Million to Broaden Its Travel Loan Services

Uplift Raises $123 Million to Broaden Its Travel Loan Services

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The old idea of payments in monthly installments is seeing new life in the U.S. online travel sector. Uplift is one of the leading tech vendors powering loans to travelers for buying from airlines such as Spirit and search sites like Kayak. Expect a lot of marketing around this in 2019.

5 months ago

Spirit Airlines Wins Best On-Time Performance for Once

Spirit Airlines Wins Best On-Time Performance for Once

Justin Bachman and Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Spirit Airlines finds itself in an unusual position by winning best on-time performance for October. The carrier has a slightly more modest goal for the longer term — it wants to be in fourth to sixth place consistently — but even that is an improvement compared to a few years ago.

6 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.

7 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.

11 months 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.

11 months ago

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The U.S. aviation landscape has changed a lot over the last decade with a series of mergers cutting the number of carriers. Not only has this shored up their financials, but it has also made strike action less likely. A good thing for management maybe but not so good for employees looking for a better deal.

1 year ago

U.S. Airlines Add Cancun Flights in Bet That Travel Warning Memories Will Fade

U.S. Airlines Add Cancun Flights in Bet That Travel Warning Memories Will Fade

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Mexico is Southwest Airlines' largest international market. Cancun is getting increased visitation as Southwest, Spirit and Delta ramp up flights, and the destination benefits from hurricane damage in other parts of the Caribbean.

1 year ago

Luxury Brands Embrace Experiential Marketing to Stay Relevant

Luxury Brands Embrace Experiential Marketing to Stay Relevant

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Louis XIII Cognac's most recent activation is a great example of how luxury brands are aligning with meaningful causes and influencers to appeal to luxury consumers' growing desire to feel their purchases are part of something bigger than themselves.

2 years ago

Fewer Spirit Airlines Flyers Are Interested in Paying Fees

Fewer Spirit Airlines Flyers Are Interested in Paying Fees

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It seems like flyers may never get used to being nickel-and-dimed for basic amenities by low-cost carriers like Spirit Airlines.

3 years ago

Spirit Air’s New CEO Wants to Emulate Ryanair’s Profitable Attitude Adjustment

Spirit Air’s New CEO Wants to Emulate Ryanair’s Profitable Attitude Adjustment

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Spirit CEO's vision is for low fares on cramped planes that are clean and run on time. These sort of changes are heavy-lifting for a growing airline and would muffle some complaints but might not be enough to really change the airline's reputation.

3 years ago

Southwest CEO on How a Maturing Airline Can Keep Its Competitive Mojo

Southwest CEO on How a Maturing Airline Can Keep Its Competitive Mojo

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With American and Delta increasingly matching Spirit's low fares, Southwest will find it difficult to maintain any low-fare advantage that it still has. Still, Southwest has a lot going for it and its growth opportunities both within the U.S. and internationally are abundant.

4 years ago

Why Spirit Air CEO Respects Delta’s Aggressive Basic Economy Strategy

Why Spirit Air CEO Respects Delta’s Aggressive Basic Economy Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Spirit's Baldanza has a lot of respect for Delta's management, and Baldanza and the Spirit model are widely respected within the airline industry. With legacy carriers getting much more aggressive about matching Spirit's fares, the ultra low-cost carrier is definitely feeling it but Baldanza insists that Spirit can take a punch.

4 years ago