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Spirit Announces 2 Flights From Florida to New Tulum Airport

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With the announcement of a new airport in Tulum, Mexico, Spirit Airlines has added 2 new nonstop routes into its route network next spring.

“Tulum is an increasingly popular choice for leisure travelers, and our direct flights from Florida will make a getaway to Mexico’s enchanting coastline more accessible than ever, just in time for spring break,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. “We have a long history of serving Mexico, and Tulum’s new airport is a great addition that will make it easier for our Guests to get to the city and enjoy its beaches, history, and variety of unique experiences.”

Here are the details of Spirit’s exciting expansion to get you to Tulum in the new year!

Spirit Adds Daily Flights From Orlando and Fort Lauderdale to Tulum

On March 28, 2024, Spirit Airlines is set to launch once-daily flights from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO) — which is the first day Tulum Airport (TQO) can officially begin international air service. Following the heels of Delta’s service from Atlanta (ATL), Spirit will become the first American budget carrier to launch new nonstop routes.

Here’s a look at Spirit’s planned schedule for these routes, although they’re subject to government approval:

  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tulum (TQO) — 10:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Orlando (MCO) to Tulum (TQO) — 3 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
  • Tulum (TQO) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) — 12:05 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tulum (TQO) to Orlando (MCO) — 2:55 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.

It’s no surprise that airlines are gearing up to add new routes to this leisure destination, as the brand new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO) opens up endless travel possibilities to Tulum. Currently, travelers have to fly into Cancún International Airport (CUN), which is roughly 2 hours away from the calmer vibe of Tulum.

Spirit Florida Tulum Mexico Routes
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To celebrate the new routes, Spirit is offering introductory one-way fares at $149, which includes taxes and fees.

Hot Tip:

Never flown the ultra-low-cost carrier before? One of our editors recently reviewed her Spirit flying experience from Las Vegas (LAS) to Houston (IAH) flying in an Airbus A320.

Final Thoughts

2024 will be just the beginning for the new Tulum airport, which will see (at least) 2 domestic airlines so far. As we approach the late March date — which will usher in international service to the airport — we hope to see more airlines follow suit with new routes from all over the country.

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