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Spirit Airlines Expands in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Spirit Airlines is launching several new flights from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and also increasing the service of flights that the airline already flies. This is Spirit’s largest expansion in Puerto Rico over the last 20 years that the airline has been flying there.

New Flights

Spirit has published a handy chart showing all of the new frequencies from San Juan (SJU):

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DestinationFlights AvailableLaunch Date
Atlanta (ATL) NEWDailyMay 5
Baltimore (BWI)2x DailyFrequency increase on May 5
Boston (BOS)DailyExisting
Chicago (ORD) NEWDailyMay 5
Dallas (DFW) NEWDailyMay 5
Detroit (DTW) NEWDailyMay 5
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)2x DailyFrequency increase on April 5
Hartford (BDL) NEW3x WeeklyJune 7
Miami (MIA)DailyExisting Service
Newark (EWR)2x DailyFrequency increase on June 7
Orlando (MCO)5x DailyFrequency increase on May 5
Philadelphia (PHL)DailyExisting Service
Tampa (TPA)DailyExisting Service

American Airlines used to have a stronghold on San Juan, but after the airline removed the city as a hub, it’s been a free-for-all with other airlines adding service. That said, Spirit will still go head-to-head with a number of airlines on its routes:

  • San Juan to Atlanta, on Delta Air Lines
  • San Juan to Baltimore, on Southwest Airlines
  • San Juan to Chicago, on American Airlines
  • San Juan to Dallas, on American Airlines
  • San Juan to Detroit, on Delta Air Lines
  • San Juan to Miami, on American Airlines
  • San Juan to Newark, on United Airlines
  • San Juan to Philadelphia, on American Airlines

Because Spirit is competing against these other legacy carriers, we’ll likely see quite a price war on these routes, particularly on the legacy airlines side where prices may be lower than usual.

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Spirit is adding several new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Image Credit: Spirit

Spirit is an ultra-low-cost carrier, and essentially every additional service comes at a cost. You’ll want to be mindful of this when booking on Spirit.

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Final Thoughts

If you’re interested in visiting San Juan, Spirit Airlines is making it much easier by adding several new flights and frequencies. While Spirit is a no-frills experience, for the right price, it can definitely be a great option to this warm territory of the U.S.

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About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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