Hartford will now be seeing new planes flying in its airspace as Spirit Airlines will be coming to Bradley International Airport. Government officials declared that the ultra-low cost carrier will be pursuing its operations in Hartford.
According to Fox61, the announcement was made on Wednesday by Governor Malloy during an event that was held at the Bradley Airport. It was announced that Spirit Airlines will be servicing customers in the area starting this spring.
The airline will be catering flights going to Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale and other destinations as well. It will also offer direct and nonstop flights and this would make Hartford the 60th place where Spirit Airlines services are offered.
The aircraft that will be used in Bradley will either be a 145-seat Airbus A319 or a 182-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. The initial flights that will be offered will start on April 27 with daily, year-round flights to Orlando and a 4-day, weekly but seasonal flights to Myrtle Beach. Daily flights to Fort Lauderdale will commence on June 15.
USA Today reported reported that these flights going to Myrtle Beach will be the first time Hartford passengers will receive at the airport. However, flights going to Florida will have some competition against other airline companies like JetBlue and Southwest.
It's definitely good news for the locals of Hartford because the flights going to Myrtle beach has been a long-time request by many. Also, with Spirit coming to the area, it will also lower airfare costs because of the competition that it brings.
In other news, Spirit topped 2nd place as the busiest airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. According to the latest reports, the airline company got 19.6 percent of passenger traffic in 2016.
With Spirit Airlines now taking flight to Bradley International Airport, it will open doors and opportunities for the locals of Hartford. It's definitely a good sign that the area is taking steps towards progress.
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