Spirit Airlines to begin service at MIA

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 11:32am.

Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines is ready to finalize a deal to begin service at Miami International Airport, with reported plans to become the airport's second-largest carrier.

Spirit has been in negotiations with Miami-Dade county officials for nearly a year, but agreed to terms at a meeting last week. While so far, nothing has been signed, it is simply a matter of finalizing the paperwork according to sources closely connected with both parties.

Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza, CFO Ted Christie, General Counsel Thomas Canfield, Vice President Jake Filene, and attorney Javier Vazquez have all registered in Miami-Dade county as lobbyists on behalf of the airline within the past week.

The airline will continue to serve Fort Lauderdale while eventually moving the bulk of operations to Miami.  

2 Responses to "Spirit Airlines to begin service at MIA"

james wrote: when does this happen? would be nice. No articles since April 2014.

Posted on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 9:21pm.

Kelsey Ragsdale wrote: There hasn't been much information made public since the initial announcement. I will be sure to write about it as soon as we know.

Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 9:22am.

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