Spirit Airlines Announces More Flights Than Originally Planned

Nov. 5, 2020

Spirit Airlines’ bright yellow planes are about to touch down at John Wayne Airport (SNA), and more flights are already on the way. On Nov. 5, the airline announced plans for more service to the airport in 2021 with a second daily flight to Las Vegas (LAS) and new nonstop service to Phoenix (PHX).

SNA will become the newest dot on Spirit’s route map on Nov. 17, when the airline launches its previously announced daily flight to LAS and twice-daily service to Oakland (OAK). Orange County recently awarded Spirit additional takeoff and landing rights for 2021, which allowed for the expansion to PHX and additional flying to LAS.

“We’ve wanted to bring More Go to Orange County for a long time now, and we appreciate the airport giving us an opportunity to expand so quickly,” Spirit Airlines vice president of network planning John Kirby said. “People are ready to travel again, and we are excited to expand our service portfolio from John Wayne with new nonstops to Phoenix and expanded service to Las Vegas, giving our Guests more access to low fares on the West Coast.”

Spirit’s three nonstop destinations come along with one-stop service throughout the U.S. The flights to LAS offer convenient connections to another 15 major cities. Plus, SNA’s magical location means vacationers arriving at SNA will find themselves closer to Disneyland than ever.

“It’s exciting that Spirit is adding new destinations from John Wayne Airport, Orange County,” John Wayne Airport Director Barry Rondinella said. “The addition of Phoenix and extra Las Vegas service to more than 20 nonstop destinations means even greater choice and convenience for our guests.”

Spirit touched down in California more than 20 years ago with its first flight to Los Angeles (LAX), launching two decades of growth across the Golden State. In the years that followed, the airline expanded its options for Guests in the L.A. basin with service to Burbank (BUR), and grew to serve Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK) and San Diego (SAN) as well.

Spirit’s commitment to Safe Travels includes a multi-layered safety approach that requires all Guests and Team Members to wear face coverings. Each passenger agrees to that policy as part of a health and safety acknowledgement prior to boarding the aircraft. Every plane in our Fit Fleet uses state-of-the-art, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that capture 99.97% of particles and filter the air for contaminants every 3 minutes.

Between each flight, enhanced cleaning procedures focus on high-touch areas such as tray tables and armrests using hospital-grade disinfectants. Spirit also uses two EPA-registered fogging treatments. The first applies a safe, high-grade disinfectant that’s effective against coronaviruses. The second uses an antimicrobial product that forms an invisible barrier on all surfaces that kills bacteria and viruses on contact for 30 days. Please visit Spirit’s COVID-19 Information Center for more information on safety enhancements.