Spirit Airlines Launches Three New Routes From San José Mineta International Airport

April 8, 2024

San José Mineta International Airport (SJC) is excited to announce that its newest airline partner, Spirit Airlines, will add three new nonstop destinations from SJC this summer with the launch of flights to Los Angeles (LAX); Portland, Oregon (PDX); and Baltimore - Washington (BWI). Spirit’s service to these three new destinations comes alongside increased service to Las Vegas (LAS) and San Diego (SAN) already planned for this summer.

“I’m thrilled to see Spirit expand their offerings out of San José to some of our country’s major metro areas,” San José Mayor Matt Mahan said. “Low-cost carriers like Spirit help everyone, no matter their income level, have the opportunity to visit family, explore new cultures and broaden their perspectives.”

“I am extremely pleased our partner, Spirit Airlines, is launching three new routes from SJC this summer. This provides the traveling public and our community with more flight options and continuing SJC’s “spirit” of flying simple by offering more affordable direct flights,” said San José City Manager Jennifer Maguire. 

Spirit Airlines New Routes at SJC:
Los Angeles (LAX): Two daily flights beginning June 5, 2024
Portland (PDX): One daily flight beginning June 5, 2024
Baltimore-Washington (BWI): Four weekly flight beginning June 5, 2024

“Silicon Valley travelers responded positively to Spirit Airlines’ arrival at SJC last summer,” said SJC Director of Aviation Mookie Patel. “We’re very pleased that Spirit is responding in turn by expanding its low-cost service to three new cities and making travel more accessible to budget-conscious travelers.”

“Our San José Guests have truly embraced Spirit’s low fare, high-value flight options to Dallas, Las Vegas, and San Diego, which led us to double the number of destinations we serve from SJC this summer,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. “We’re excited to celebrate our first anniversary at SJC by adding new service to popular destinations including Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon, and our first SJC cross-country flight to Baltimore. Thank you to our partners at San José Mineta International Airport for supporting us in giving San José travelers More Go.” 

Spirit’s new service between SJC and BWI marks the return of a route that was last flown by Southwest Airlines in 2019. Spirit’s Los Angeles (LAX) and Portland (PDX) flights will complement the existing nonstop service offered by other carriers at SJC. Spirit Airlines began its operations at SJC in June 2023 as the Airport’s only domestic Ultra Low-Cost Carrier.