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Las Vegas Is Center of Spirit Airlines’ Latest Network Expansion Plans

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In what has become bumper week of route announcements for Spirit Airlines, the ultra-low-cost carrier has confirmed it will be increasing its route network out of Las Vegas (LAS) with the addition of 5 new routes this spring/summer.

The network expansion includes nonstop service to Albuquerque (ABQ), Boise (BOI), and Reno-Tahoe (RNO) — 3 cities that were previously unserved by Spirit.

“Announcing three new markets is an exciting milestone for Spirit Airlines and our Guests as we deliver more high-value options for travel between the bright lights of Vegas and the huge variety of beautiful places to visit in New Mexico, Idaho and Northern Nevada,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit.

The final 2 route additions are to Salt Lake City (SLC) and Memphis (MEM). 

The news comes in the same week we learn that nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Managua (MGA) will return on June 22, 2022.

Here’s everything you need to know about the exciting new routes.

The Las Vegas Spirit

Those living in and around the cities of Albuquerque, Boise, and Reno will be able to make the most of Spirit’s cheap flights for the first time when nonstop service to Vegas starts in August 2022.

The planned roll-out for the 5 new routes to and from Las Vegas (LAS) is as follows:

Destination Start DateFrequency
Albuquerque (ABQ)August 3, 2022Daily
Boise (BOI)August 5, 2022Daily
Memphis (MEM)April 20, 2022Daily
Reno-Tahoe (RNO)August 10, 2022Twice daily
Salt Lake City (SLC)May 26, 2022Twice daily

After the inauguration of the Reno-Tahoe (RNO) to Las Vegas (LAS) route in August, Spirit will fly nonstop from Sin City to 41 destinations across the U.S.

Route map from Las Vegas to the 3 cities that were previously unserved by Spirit. Image Credit: Spirit

Though other low-cost airlines already operate nonstop services from Spirit’s 3 new cities, the prospect of more travel opportunities and potentially even lower fares to Las Vegas (LAS) is exciting for passengers and industry stakeholders alike.

“We look forward to soon welcoming even more visitors from Reno, Boise and Albuquerque. These are three great markets within our region, each of which should show two-way demand among vacationers, sports fans, students and business travelers,” said Chris Jones, Chief Marketing Officer at Las Vegas Airport (LAS).

The arrival of Spirit in each of the new cities brings with it the possibility that more new Spirit routes will follow.

Hot Tip: Learn about the best things to do in Las Vegas, from free attractions to day trips, as well as the best things to do in Las Vegas with kids in our helpful guides.

Final Thoughts

Las Vegas (LAS) continues to be an important city in Spirit Airlines’ route network.

With the addition of the 5 new nonstop services this spring and summer, the airline will operate nonstop flights to 41 cities.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, the new routes plus the 3 brand-new cities for Spirit Airlines is confirmation that things are finally starting to look up for the airline and travel industries.

About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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