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.

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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.

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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.

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Spirit, headquartered in Miramar, is the only major airline based in Florida

CBSMiami.com Team