Spirit Airlines Inc.

11/19/2021 | Press release | Archived content

Spirit Airlines Celebrates 20 Years of Serving San Juan

Puerto Rico travelers enjoying increasingly convenient travel options with newly launched nonstop routes to Miami and Atlantic City

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 18, 2021- Travelers to and from Puerto Rico can enjoy more nonstop flights than ever before on Spirit Airlines(NYSE: SAVE) as the carrier celebrates 20 years of serving Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). Spirit's bright yellow planes will be busy this winter with the addition of new nonstop flights from SJU to Miami, Florida, and to Atlantic City, New Jersey.

"It's been a great 20 years at SJU for Spirit Airlines, and there's no better way to celebrate than by giving our Guests more places to go," said Camilo Martelo, Spirit's Director of International Stations. "We know people are ready to travel again, and growing our list of exciting nonstop destinations is our way of saying thank you for the last two decades as we look forward to the next one."

SJU Nonstop Routes


Flights Available

Start Date

Atlantic City (ACY) NEW

3x Weekly

Oct. 31, 2021

Baltimore (BWI)

1-2x Daily

Boston (BOS)

1x Daily

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

1x Daily

Miami (MIA) NEW

1x Daily

Nov. 17, 2021

Newark (EWR)

1x Daily

New York City (LGA)

1x Weekly

Orlando (MCO)

4x Daily

Philadelphia (PHL)

1-2x Daily

Tampa (TPA)

1x Daily

Travelers in Puerto Rico have enjoyed increasingly convenient travel options with Spirit's introduction of eight new routes from SJU in the past three years, going up from an average of three to 12 daily departures. Additionally, the carrier now serves SJU, Rafael Hernández International Airport (BQN) and recently announcedservice from Mercedita International Airport (PSE) on the Southern coast.

Serving Communities

In addition to adding new routes and service, Spirit believes change starts by giving back. We invest in organizations that have a meaningful social impact on the lives of Children and Families, Military Service Members and the Environment. For SJU's 20th Anniversary Celebration, The Spirit Charitable Foundation donated to Hogar Niñito Jesús, a San Juan-based organization that offers shelter and protection for boys and girls from newborn to seven years of age.

Spirit's Elevated Guest Experience

The new routes arrive alongside Spirit's continuing commitment to invest in the Guest, which entails a number of initiatives aimed at delivering the best value in the sky.

  • An all-new cabin interiorwith ergonomically-designed seats and more usable legroom, featuring the best deal in the sky with our unique Big Front Seat™
  • Sixteen brand new fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo planes being delivered in 2021, and 24 new planes planned for delivery in 2022
  • Fast onboard Wi-Fithat allows Guests to watch content from their favorite streaming services
  • The new Free Spirit®loyalty program


Spirit continues to garner awards and recognition in 2021. Spirit is one of only three U.S. airlines listed on FORTUNE's 2021 list of World's Most Admired® Companies, which measures companies with the strongest reputation within their industries. The carrier is a Gold Stevie® Award winnerfor its groundbreaking self-bag drop system with biometric photo matching, which speeds the check-in process and reduces face-to-face contact. Spirit also earned "Platinum" status in the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Health Safety initiative powered by SimpliFlying.

Guest Safety

Spirit's commitment to Safe Travels includes enhanced cleaning, advanced air filtration and a health acknowledgement at check-in. Airlines and airports remain subject to federal law requiring Guests to wear an appropriate face covering at airports and on flights. Please visit Spirit's COVID-19 Information Centerfor more information on safety enhancements.

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About Spirit Airlines: 
Spirit Airlines(NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows our Guests to pay only for the options they choose - like bags, seat assignments and refreshments - something we call Á La Smarte. We make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We serve destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving those communities. Come save with us at