Turks and Caicos Has Spirit, Today! Spirit Inaugurates Service to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
FORT LAUDERDALE Fort Lauderdale (lô`dərdāl), residential, commercial, and resort city (1990 pop. 149,377), seat of Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled around a fort built (c.1837) in the Seminole War, inc. 1911. , Fla. -- Spirit Airlines, the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean, today launches daily non-stop service to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands (kī`kōs), dependency of Great Britain (2005 est. pop. 20,600), 166 sq mi (430 sq km), West Indies. There are more than 30 cays and islands, of which only six are inhabited. .
Non-stop service will be offered from Fort Lauderdale to Providenciales with connecting service from: Atlanta, Atlantic City Atlantic City, city (1990 pop. 37,986), Atlantic co., SE N.J., an Atlantic resort and convention center; settled c.1790, inc. 1854. Situated on Absecon Island, a barrier island 10 mi (16. , Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, New York/LaGuardia, Orlando, Providence, Tampa and Washington D.C./Reagan National.
The inaugural flight will be served by "The Spirit of Turks and Caicos Islands", a new Airbus A319 aircraft dedicated to Turks and Caicos. Spirit's Airbus A319 seats 138 passengers; eight in Spirit Plus Business Class and 130 in comfortable Coach class. In addition to offering two-class service, Spirit's Airbus A319 is equipped with all leather seats throughout the cabin.
Spirit will commemorate its inaugural flight with refreshments, giveaways and live music at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Coordinates:
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At an airport, typically an even number of vehicles will line up perpendicular on the sides of the taxiway or apron, and the plumes of and media event upon arrival in Providenciales.
"We are delighted to start new service to Providenciales today and this Sunday to Grand Turk," said Barry Biffle, Chief Marketing Officer of Spirit Airlines. "The Turks and Caicos Islands are a wonderful new addition to our Caribbean network and our Fort Lauderdale hub."
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o to welcome Spirit Airlines' service to our country," says Hon. Floyd Hall Floyd Hall is an American business executive. Hall was the Chief Executive Officer of Kmart from June 1995–2001. During Hall's term in office, the chain sold off several specialty businesses to focus on its core discount store business, and enjoyed a string of quarterly , Minister of Finance and Deputy Chief Minister of the Turks & Caicos Islands Caicos Islands: see Turks and Caicos Islands. . "Spirit Airlines is coming into the market at an opportune time when tourism and development is on an upsurge, and we are confident that Spirit will serve the market extremely well. While the island of Providenciales has several other carriers, the addition of Spirit Airlines with its low cost structure will lead to competitive prices overall. And, as for Grand Turk, the country's capital, Spirit Airlines' presence will be refreshing, opening up an international gateway for many to visit the exceptional dive sites, and historical landmarks that the city is known for."
"Spirit's new service to Providenciales and Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands is a welcome addition to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's international route structure," said Tom Jargiello, Aviation Director, Broward County Aviation Department. "It will offer more shopping and vacation opportunities for South Floridians and Turks and Caicos Islands residents alike."
About Spirit Airlines
Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines is the best-capitalized, low fare carrier to the Caribbean with hubs in Detroit and in Fort Lauderdale and service to 29 cities in the United States, Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
In addition to comfortable Coach class service, Spirit offers Spirit Plus business class with 2-by-2 leather seats with an extra 6 inches of legroom leg·room
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For more information, fares, schedules and reservations visit http://www.spiritair.com or call 1-800-772-7117 (en Espanol, 1-800-756-7117).