breaking news

Winter storm effects: More than two dozen flights in and out of PBIA delayed or canceled

Spirit adds new non-stop flight at Ft. Lauderdale airport


Spirit Airlines plans to launch new non-stop service this spring between Seattle and Ft. Lauderdale.

The Broward County-based airline said it will start offering flights between the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. The flights, which begin on April 12, will be seasonal, the company said.

The Ft. Lauderdale-to-Seattle service is one of 11 new routes announced by the airline on Wednesday.

Spirit had previously announced it would add service to Columbus, Ohio and Richmond, Virginia early next year.

“We are excited to celebrate our growth in these key markets and offer even more ultra-low fares to some of our guests’ favorite destinations,” Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, said in a statement released by the company. “Whether it’s connecting Tampa to the west coast, bringing new routes to Seattle/Tacoma, or adding another international destination from Baltimore/Washington, we know these new, nonstop flights will bring more friends together and allow more families to go on vacation.”

The announcement of the new routes comes as pilots for the airline prepare to picket in Florida today in a push to resume contract negotiations, according to the Spirit Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilot’s Association.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in

Payday lenders get big win after contributions to Trump pick
Payday lenders get big win after contributions to Trump pick

A consumer agency taken over by an appointee of President Donald Trump who took more than $62,000 in contributions from payday lenders while in Congress said it will suspend landmark rules aimed at alleged predatory abuses in that industry. Mick Mulvaney serves as the Trump administration’s budget director and acting consumer bureau...
Check out these new ‘my Social Security’ features in the new year
Check out these new ‘my Social Security’ features in the new year

2018 is here! It’s a new year There’s no better time to tell you about the new features we have in “my Social Security.” They not only save you time but also put you in control of your retirement future. There are a growing number of states (and the District of Columbia) where, if you’re a resident, you can request a replacement...
End of an era: Kretzer Piano closing after 33 years in business
End of an era: Kretzer Piano closing after 33 years in business

After 33 years in business, Kretzer Piano owner Kathi Kretzer-Sayler said it’s time for her to stop selling music and start savoring it instead. Kretzer Piano, at 240 W. Indiantown Road in Jupiter, will close its doors within 60 days. A liquidation sale is set for Feb. 8-11, Kretzer-Sayler said Tuesday. The piano store’s shutdown marks...
How to win an argument at work - or stop one before it starts
How to win an argument at work - or stop one before it starts

No one expects to navigate the work world without the occasional argument. And it's nice to "win" when you're in the right. »RELATED: Does birth order affect you in the workplace? But what really matters more than besting your manager or co-workers in an argument is how you handle the conflicts that are an inevitable part of work, ...
Despite robust pay, jobs for mechanics and machinists go unfilled
Despite robust pay, jobs for mechanics and machinists go unfilled

Every morning, Zackery Wysocki dons a helmet and suits up in protective gear for another day of bending metal. After three years as a welder, the 29-year-old father is pleased with his career choice. He pulls down twice as much as he used to make as a telemarketer, and a grant covered tuition at the academic program that prepared him for his position...
More Stories