Spirit Airlines

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Spirit Airlines, Inc. (stylized as spirit), is a major United States ultra-low cost airline headquartered in Miramar, Florida, in the Miami metropolitan area. Spirit operates scheduled flights throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. Spirit was the eighth largest passenger carrier in North America as of 2020, as well as the largest ultra-low-cost carrier in North America.

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Spirit Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1983 (1983)
(as Charter One Airlines)
Commenced operations
  • 1990 (1990)
    (as Charter One Airlines)
  • May 29, 1992 (1992-05-29)
    (as Spirit Airlines)
AOC #GTIA770S[1]
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer programFree Spirit[2]
Fleet size194[3]
Traded as
HeadquartersMiramar, Florida, United States
Key people
  • Ted Christie (CEO and President)
  • Scott M. Haralson (Executive Vice President & CFO)
  • John Bendoraitis (Executive Vice President & COO)
  • Matt Klein (Executive Vice President & CCO)
RevenueIncrease US$5.07 billion (2022)[4]
Operating incomeDecrease US$−599 million (2022)[4]
Net incomeDecrease US$−554 million (2022)[4]
Total assetsIncrease US$9.18 billion (2022)[4]
Total equityDecrease US$1.57 billion (2022)[4]
Employees11,107 (2022)[4]

As of July 2022, JetBlue has made an offer to acquire Spirit for US$3.8 billion. On October 19, 2022, the deal was approved by a majority of the airline's voting shareholders.[5] The offer awaits approval by government regulators.