Spirit Airlines will Start Service at Albuquerque International Sunport

March 17, 2022

Mar. 17—Ultra-low-cost air carrier Spirit Airlines will start service Aug. 3 at the Albuquerque International Sunport, city of Albuquerque and airline officials announced at a news conference Thursday.

Spirit is the first airline added at the airport since Allegiant Airlines started flying to Albuquerque in 2016.

It will offer daily service between Albuquerque and Las Vegas, Nev.

Spirit also announced new Las Vegas destinations to Boise, Idaho, and Reno, Nev.

Consumer Reports in 2018 ranked Spirit as the worst airline in America. It achieves ultra-low airfares by charging extra fees for reserving seats, obtaining boarding passes, checking in at the airport, bringing baggage, and purchasing snacks and drinks.

Spirit, based in Miramar, Fla., serves 67 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. It is the second largest carrier at the Las Vegas, Nev., airport.


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