MIRAMAR, FLA. Spirit Airlines is celebrating 15 years of giving its Guests More Go between Colombia and the United States after first landing in 2008 and growing to be the largest U.S.-based, ultra-low-cost carrier in Colombia today. Spirit launched service in Bogota (BOG) and Cartagena (CTG) 15 years ago, and has since added Armenia (AXM), Barranquilla (BAQ), Cali (CLO), Medellin (MDE) and Bucaramanga (BGA) to its route map.
“Our Guests in Colombia have really embraced our low-fare, high-value model over the last 15 years, allowing us to offer even more options to travelers across the country and grow our service to seven Colombian cities,” said Ted Christie, President and CEO of Spirit Airlines. “We’re excited to celebrate this milestone with our Guests and local partners and look forward to continue serving our Colombian Guests and the community through the Spirit Charitable Foundation.”
The Spirit Charitable Foundation commemorated the carrier’s 15th anniversary in Bogota with a $100,000 USD donation to the Mano Amiga school in Zipaquirá, a nonprofit that transforms the lives of children in need through education. The Foundation has an ongoing partnership with the nonprofit and helped expand the Mano Amiga School in 2019. The Foundation also donated $15,000 USD to Club Deportivo Academia de Béisbol Hermanos Rentería in Cartagena earlier this year.
In addition to the donation, Spirit is offering limited-time anniversary fares on flights from Colombia for travel from Sept. 5 to Nov. 8, with no blackout dates. All fares are one-way, inclusive of taxes, subject to 7-day advance purchase and are subject to availability.
The airline is also offering members of its Free Spirit loyalty program 1,500 bonus points on round trip flights and 750 points on one-way flights to and from Colombia. Travel must be booked by Sept. 30 and flown by Nov. 30.
Spirit’s Colombia service gives travelers easier access to visit the gateway of South America and enjoy the country’s unique history, culture and cuisine. Colombia has become an increasingly popular destination for travelers in the last four years, leading to a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of Spirit’s departing flights from Colombia since May 2019.
“Colombia’s tourism industry is booming, and air connectivity plays a crucial role in the growing number of American tourists arriving in our country; as a matter of fact, the most visitors to Colombia are from the United States. That’s why we celebrate that Spirit Airlines has been flying directly from the United States to Cartagena and Bogotá for 15 years and to Cali for five years!” said Carmen Caballero, president of ProColombia, the promotion agency part of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Tourism of Colombia. “Due to the commitment of this key ally, each year, more Americans can visit Colombia and experience all the beauty and biodiversity of our territories”.
Spirit’s Elevated Guest ExperienceSpirit continues its commitment to invest in the Guest, which entails a number of initiatives aimed at delivering the best value in the sky:
- Spirit’s Fit Fleet® is one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry with 24 brand-new planes planned for delivery in 2023, including eight new A321neo aircraft.
- More cabin enhancements with wider seats, added cushion, new headrests, and upgrades to our unique Big Front Seat®.
- Fast onboard Wi-Fi that allows Guests to watch content from streaming services.
Aviation Week Network’s Air Transport World (ATW) named Spirit Airlines the Value Airline of the Year as part of the ATW 2023 Airline Industry Achievement Awards. Additionally, Spirit was also recognized for safety with the FAA’s “Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence” for the fifth consecutive year.
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Author: Tatiana Rokou