Spirit airline will expand its flight offer from February 2022 with a new route that will connect the cities of Ponce, in Puerto Rico, and Orlando, in the state of Florida, United States.
According to the information provided by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (CTPR), the company will operate a daily nonstop flight between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Mercedita International Airport (PSE).
Spirit will use 145-passenger capacity A319 aircraft with new interiors that include ergonomic seating and wi-fi, allowing passengers to enjoy the streaming service on their personal electronic devices.
This route will represent about 52,925 additional seats a year and an economic impact of over $ 6.6 million, according to the agency.
“Our Island continues to promote its great potential with the announcement of this new direct flight route between Orlando and Ponce, increasing the air offer both for our people and for those who visit us,” Governor Pedro Pierluisi said in written statements.
The executive stressed that this move will help the economic development of Ponce and the southern area of the country.
Spirit began offering service to the island with its first flight to San Juan in 2001 and expanded its operations to Aguadilla airport in 2007. The route between Orlando and Ponce will increase to eight the direct flight options offered by the airline between Puerto Rico and Florida.
“We began with flights to the city of Orlando because our operations in the region allow us to offer affordable options to travel to and from Ponce and offer our service to the vibrant and growing community of Central Florida,” said John Kirbi, vice president of Spirit Route Planning.