Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines Adds New Colombian cities

America’s fastest-growing airline, Spirit Airlines adds new Colombian cities to its growing flight network. Spirit serves more Colombian cities from U.S. than any other airline.

The airline will add two new destinations to its network in 2020, with service to Bucaramanga (BGA) and Barranquilla (BAQ) starting in April*.

Spirit flew its first flight to Colombia in May 2008, connecting Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Cartagena (CTG). The airline’s expansion continued over the next decade with flights to Bogota (BOG), Medellin (MDE), Armenia (AXM) and Cali (CLO). Separately, the airline established nonstop flights between Orlando (MCO) and Cartagena, Bogota and Medellin. The addition of Bucaramanga and Barranquilla to Fort Lauderdale’s lineup means Spirit serves more cities in Colombia nonstop from the U.S. than any other airline, with a total of 10 routes from two U.S. gateways to seven Colombian cities.

The new destinations broaden Spirit’s reach into Colombia’s business and leisure markets. Barranquilla is the economic epicenter of the north coast. Bucaramanga is the hub for the entire Santander state and eastern Colombia region, which is a diverse origin and tourism market. Spirit’s service will be the first ever to connect this region to the U.S. nonstop.

“We are very proud of our service growth in Colombia, connecting many Colombian cities to multiple U.S. Gateways over the last 10-plus years. Colombia is considered home to many in Florida and it is also a destination that has gained so much interest in the past years from the leisure traveler. We are very excited to add Bucaramanga and Barranquilla to our Spirit Family and continue with our mission to offer the best value in the sky to those looking to visit family and friends and those looking for their next adventure,” said Ted Christie, President and CEO at Spirit Airlines.

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from:Starts:Frequency:
Bucaramanga (BGA)April 22, 2020Mon, Wed, Fri
Barranquilla (BAQ)April 23, 2020Tue, Thu, Sun
Cartagena (CTG)Existing ServiceMon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Bogota (BOG)Existing ServiceDaily
Medellin (MDE)Existing ServiceDaily
Armenia (AXM)Existing ServiceMon, Wed, Fri
Cali (CLO)Existing ServiceDaily
Orlando (MCO) to/from:   
Cartagena (CTG)Existing ServiceTue, Sat
Bogota (BOG)Existing ServiceDaily
Medellin (MDE)Existing ServiceMon, Fri

“These two new routes confirm that Spirit Airlines sees Colombia as a major destination,” said Flavia Santoro, President of ProColombia, an economic agency of the Colombian government. “Air connectivity is one of the government’s priorities and with this announcement we see progress toward our goal of enabling tourists and foreign investors to enjoy the numerous advantages Colombia has to offer, including its strategic geographical location and business opportunities.”

*Subject to government approval

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