(NEW ORLEANS, LA) On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Spirit Airlines announced new nonstop service from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) will begin April 14, 2016. This new daily flight will depart New Orleans at 7:30 a.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 9:57 a.m. Flights will depart Atlanta at 2:40 p.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 3:14 p.m. All times are local.
"We are extremely excited to announce we're expanding our low-fare nonstop service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit's super low Bare Fares, with Frill Control allow customers to choose only those extras they want to pay for and gives them the most control over their travel budget. By saving on air travel, our customers will have more money left over for when they get to their destination.
Spirit Airlines was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Miramar, FL. They currently operate more than 375 daily flights to 56 destinations in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. Spirit offers unbundled, ultra-low fares with a range of optional services for a fee allowing passengers to choose the perks they prefer. This new service to Atlanta will bring Spirit's total number of nonstop destinations from New Orleans to eight routes, including Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Flights and vacation packages are currently available for sale at www.spirit.com.
"Our Airport is growing by leaps and bounds, and we appreciate Spirit Airlines' contribution to that growth, said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
"The Aviation Board has been committed to lowering airline costs at Armstrong International, which creates more opportunity for new air service, said Cheryl Teamer, New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman. "We are thrilled to see Spirit's continued growth in New Orleans.
"Atlanta is a popular market for our region, and Spirit's launch of new service will provide a new low cost travel option for our community, stated New Orleans Councilman Jared Brossett, Chair of the Transportation and Aviation Committee.
"With today's announcement, Spirit Airlines will operate eight daily flights from New Orleans, said Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. "They began with one daily flight back in 2013, and their ultra-low fares continue to stimulate new travel to and from our region.