Spirit Expands Routes with Nonstop Service to Boston for Summer Travel

Spirit Airlines is expanding its flight options in Pittsburgh by introducing nonstop service to Boston Logan International Airport this summer. The carrier will commence daily flights to Boston starting June 5, utilizing 182-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

Departing from Boston at 2:25 p.m., the inbound flight will reach Pittsburgh at 4:06 p.m., while the outbound flight will depart Pittsburgh at 4:56 p.m. and arrive in Boston at 6:34 p.m. The recent announcement of Spirit Airlines’ expanded flight options connecting Pittsburgh to Boston Logan International Airport has sparked anticipation for increased demand for airport shuttle services in Boston.

John Kirby, Spirit Airlines’ vice president of network planning, expressed, “We understand that our Pittsburgh customers prioritize affordability and convenience when traveling to popular destinations. 

We’re excited to facilitate easier access for PIT travelers to explore Boston’s rich historical landmarks, sporting events, and esteemed universities.” Kirby added, “As we approach our seventh anniversary at PIT this summer, we’re thrilled to enhance our offerings with the introduction of new service to Boston in June, alongside the upcoming launch of service to New York-LaGuardia in May.”

Spirit’s inclusion on the Pittsburgh-Boston route alongside Delta Air Lines and JetBlue highlights the diverse range of carriers at PIT. This deliberate approach supports both ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs) and legacy carriers, providing travelers with increased choices and bolstering overall passenger traffic.

Joe Rotterdam, Director of Air Service Development at PIT, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted with Spirit’s ongoing expansion at PIT, introducing new low-cost service between Pittsburgh and Boston this summer.” Rotterdam added, “This latest offering by Spirit provides Pittsburgh residents with another convenient option to access one of our most sought-after destinations.”

Boston’s addition as Spirit’s 11th nonstop destination from PIT underscores the sustained growth of Spirit, alongside other ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs), within the Pittsburgh market. This expansion reflects their response to the pent-up demand for air travel in the region.

Last month, Spirit unveiled plans to enhance its connectivity between Pittsburgh and New York, introducing daily seasonal nonstop service to New York-LaGuardia commencing May 8. This new route complements Spirit’s existing daily service to Newark Liberty International Airport, which commenced in July 2022.

Moreover, Spirit initiated nonstop service to Miami in November and recently reinstated its seasonal nonstop service to Myrtle Beach. Additionally, Spirit has boosted capacity to Orlando this spring.

Ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs) at PIT have recently expanded their offerings to include popular northeast destinations, historically known for high-fare markets. Alongside Spirit’s routes to Boston, Newark, and New York-LaGuardia, Frontier Airlines will inaugurate twice-daily service to Philadelphia on May 16 as part of an expansion that encompasses new service to Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Raleigh-Durham.

Furthermore, May marks the revival of Sun Country Airlines’ low-cost seasonal service between PIT and Minneapolis/St. Paul, commencing May 24 with twice-weekly flights, which will increase to four times a week by June.

This summer, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will witness an expansion in its carrier offerings, extending routes to the west coast, Canada, Iceland, and the United Kingdom.

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