MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Spirit Airlines will begin service out of Miami International Airport on Wednesday.
The South Florida-based air carrier will start with nine destinations, including Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Newark, and Port au Prince. Spirit has hired more than 200 new employees for the MIA launch.READ MORE: Man's Remains Found In Shallow Grave Behind Miami Gardens Home
Twenty-two more destinations will be added in November and January, for a total of 31 cities served from MIA – 20 domestic and 11 international.READ MORE: Gov. DeSantis Said Florida Would Take Control Of Disney's Special Taxing District
Spirit’s full schedule will immediately make it one of MIA’s busiest passenger carriers. It is already the largest airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
In August, they ran into trouble due to staffing shortages. That led to thousands of flights being canceled nationwide.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Locate Missing Woman 68-Year-Old Gwendolyn Spencer
Spirit, headquartered in Miramar, is the only major airline based in Florida