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NEW ORLEANS – This week, Spirit Airlines announced new daily, nonstop flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) beginning May 2, 2019. The airline also recently announced new flights to Denver and Austin beginning on February 14, 2019, and Philadelphia on May 3, 2019. With these new routes, Spirit will serve a total of 20 destinations from MSY.

“Spirit Airlines is the fastest growing airline at MSY. In2013, Spirit began service in New Orleans with one route and now serves 20 destinations from MSY,” said Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. “Spirit’s price point makes air travel a viable option to more people in our area, and travelers are taking advantage of that. Thank you to Spirit for the continued investment and dedication to the New Orleans market.”

Since launching flights to Dallas-Ft. Worth in 2013, Spirit Airlines has grown tremendously in New Orleans and is now the fifth largest carrier at MSY. Just over the last year, Spirit has grown 56 percent in total passengers. Spirit Airlines now flies from MSY to 20 destinations including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and Tampa.  

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