Sept. 19, 2018
by: Daily Record Staff
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday it will begin daily nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Detroit Metro Airport.
Service on both routes begins Dec. 20. One-way fares shown on the spirit.com website ranged from $123.19 to $210.18 in December.
"We are so proud to be expanding service once again right here in the Sunshine State to my hometown of Jacksonville," said Laurie Villa, Spirit Airlines senior vice president and chief human resources officer in new release. "As we continue to expand, we want to make sure we continue to serve our neighbors with ultra-low fares right here in our home state."
Jacksonville is the Spirit’s 69th city and sixth Florida destination, joining Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
"Their arrival means more low fares for the Jacksonville community," said Steve Grossman, CEO of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Headquartered in Miramar, Spirit has been expanding its service. In June, it added Asheville and Greensboro, North Carolina. Earlier in September it added service from Fort Lauderdale to Colombia.