Two weeks after starting service in Houston, Spirit Airlines is already expanding with the addition of daily nonstop service to two more cities, including Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.
Spirit recently started operations at IAH with twice daily nonstop service between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with connections available to 12 destinations throughout Americas, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Oakland/San Francisco, Phoenix/Mesa, Portland (Oregon), Tampa, and Toluca/Mexico City.
Mario Diaz, director of aviation for the Houston Airport System, welcomes the new nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Chicago and says that it is a "win-win opportunity as Houston gains new air service from the Florida-based carrier."
Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation, on behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is pleased that Spirit Airlines continues to add services. "The low-fare service to Houston from Chicago is great news for travelers," she adds.
Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Deputy Director of Aviation for Clark, is also pleased that "Spirit will offer new choices for travelers who wish to fly between Houston and Las Vegas. She also explained that more than 300,000 visitors flew into Las Vegas from the Houston area last year.
"We are excited to welcome Houston to our ever-evolving partnership with Spirit," said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "Every new destination that is added to the schedule provides additional flexibility and more options for travelers."