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Spirit Airlines Adds Routes to Montego Bay and Kingston

US low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is gearing up to run direct flights between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the Jamaican cities of Montego Bay and Kingston.

The flight to Montego Bay will start operating on February 28, 2019, while the Kingston flights will commence on March 1, 2019. Spirit will fly to Kingston three times a week and four times a week to Montego Bay.

The announcement came the very day the carrier added routes to the Colombian cities of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena.

The latest announcement will make a total of 16 new international and domestic routes added from Orlando since September, the carrier stated in a press release.

The Cartagena flights are running twice weekly on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

“We’re excited to be back in Orlando announcing even more destinations,” said Bob Fornaro, CEO of Spirit Airlines.

He added: “The new routes to Colombia and upcoming service to Jamaica and Denver, will cap off our largest-ever expansion, and we’ve seen a wonderful response from both our Guests and Spirit team members.”

Starting early next year, the carrier will also roll out wi-fi connectivity, providing guests with the ability to watch, stream, surf, and text in flight.

It seems the airliner is using Orlando as a hub for launching new flight services to Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the past two months alone, it has added nearly a dozen routes to LatAm destinations, including Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Honduras, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic.

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Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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