October 6. America’s largest ultra-low-cost carrier inaugurated service Wednesday at Miami International Airport (MIA), with Flight 3104 landing at 8:54 a.m. local time from Atlantic City, New Jersey (ACY). Spirit Flight 3105 was the first yellow Airbus to depart the airport at 10:20 a.m., bound for Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP).
The inaugural is the first of 31 Miami routes that will launch by January 2022, in what’s arguably the single-largest network expansion we’ve seen during the pandemic. It’ll make Spirit the second-biggest airline in the city after American Airlines as measured by number of flights.
To celebrate the occasion, the airline — along with airport officials — hosted a media event in the arrivals level of the airline’s new Concourse J home. In attendance were a slew of dignitaries, high-ranking executives, including the airline and airport CEO, as well as a group of local media.
Spirit’s move to enter Miami is a major competitive shake-up for an airport that’s long been dominated by American. Until the pandemic, the Fort Worth-based carrier operated many of its domestic and international routes without any head-to-head competition.
Source: The Points Guy