Latest "Spirit Airlines" News

07/31/2022

How JetBlue Prevailed in Fight With Frontier for Spirit Airlines

After a rough courtship, the carriers now face regulators and hurdles in merging the two different airlines.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

07/19/2022

Spirit Airlines plans crew base in United stronghold Houston, its third new outpost in five months

In March Spirit announced crew bases in American Airlines hub Miami and at Delta Air Lines-dominated Atlanta.

Source: CNBC

07/13/2022

Spirit Airlines delays vote on Frontier deal again amid concerns about lack of shareholder support

Spirit Airlines has delayed a vote on its planned tie-up with Frontier Airlines for a fourth time.

Source: CNBC

07/11/2022

Terrifying moment Spirit Airlines plane erupts in flames on landing in Atlanta as brakes overheat

Spirit Airlines Flight 383 coming from Tampa, Florida, caught fire upon landing at Atlanta's Jackson Hartsfield Airport on Sunday, as smoke could be seen coming from under the aircraft.

Source: Daily Mail

07/11/2022

Spirit Airlines flight briefly catches fire at Atlanta airport

Smoke was seen coming from the landing gear of the airplane, visible to passengers.SUBSCRIBE to ABC News on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yPLatest updates: ht...

Source: YouTube

07/10/2022

Spirit Airlines flight catches fire at Atlanta airport, no injuries reported

Atlanta Fire Rescue put out the fire after the brakes in the landing gear ignited.

Source: ABC News

07/10/2022

Passenger video shows Spirit Airlines plane fire at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

According to airport officials, the landing gear of the plan ignited around 9:25 a.m.

Source: YouTube

07/10/2022

Spirit Airlines plane sees smoke, flames after brake overheats during safe landing at Atlanta airport

Spirit Airlines Flight 383 landed safely at Atlanta International Airport, but an overheated brake sparked smoke and flames, the airline told Fox News Digital on Sunday.

Source: Fox Business

07/06/2022

Spirit Airlines gets 16 more runway slots at Newark Airport as consumer group raises concerns

“This is a curious decision that we’re not sure is in the best interest of consumers," a consumer advocate said.

Source: nj.com

07/06/2022

Spirit Airlines wins takeoff, landing rights at Newark airport

The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday that Spirit “is most likely to provide the lowest fares to the most consumers” at the airport in Newark, New Jersey.

Source: New York Post

07/05/2022

Spirit Airlines gets chance to expand at busy Newark Airport

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has won the opportunity to expand its operations at the crowded Newark Airport -- over complaints from dominant United Airlines that Spirit and its peers are clogging up operations.

Source: CNN

06/29/2022

Spirit Airlines Calls Off a Thursday Reckoning on Frontier’s Bid

Spirit said it would continue to talk with both Frontier and JetBlue, putting off a shareholder vote until July 8.

Source: New York Times

06/29/2022

Fight for Spirit Airlines goes down to the wire with competing bids from Frontier and JetBlue

The battle between Frontier and JetBlue for discount airline Spirit is the most contentious in recent years.

Source: CNBC

06/28/2022

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Nike, Spirit Airlines, Occidental Petroleum and more

The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include Nike, Spirit Airlines, Occidental Petroleum, and more.

Source: CNBC

06/28/2022

JetBlue will not back down, continues its fight for Spirit Airlines

JetBlue escalated its battle with Frontier on Monday for the right to secure a merger deal with Spirit Airlines as the bidding war for the low-cost airline nears its end.

Source: Fox Business

06/27/2022

JetBlue Raises Offer to Buy Spirit Airlines—Again

Budget carrier Spirit has been in the middle of a bidding war between JetBlue and Frontier, and the intensity has picked up in the final days before a shareholder vote.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

06/27/2022

JetBlue modifies bid for Spirit Airlines

CNBC's Phil LeBeau joins 'Fast Money' to report that JetBlue has modified its offer to take over Spirit Airlines.

Source: YouTube

06/27/2022

JetBlue ups offer for Spirit Airlines as shareholder vote on Frontier bid nears

Spirit shareholders are set to vote on an existing merger agreement with Frontier on Thursday.

Source: CNBC

06/27/2022

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Coinbase, Spirit Airlines, Robinhood and more

These are the stocks posting the largest moves in midday trading.

Source: CNBC

06/25/2022

The Bidding War for Spirit Airlines Nears Conclusion

Frontier Airlines might have finally convinced Spirit's shareholders to approve its latest offer

Source: Jalopnik

06/25/2022

Spirit Airlines Sticks With Frontier Deal After Sweetened Offer

Frontier puts up extra $2 per share to fend off competing bid from JetBlue; Spirit shareholders set to vote on Frontier deal June 30.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

06/21/2022

The race for Spirit Airlines: JetBlue, Frontier jockey for win

JetBlue upped its offer for Spirit Airlines again Monday. This time, the airline is offering $33.50 in cash per share, up from its prior offer of $31.50.

Source: Fox Business

06/21/2022

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Kellogg, Lennar, Spirit Airlines and others

These are the stocks posting the largest moves before the bell.

Source: CNBC

06/20/2022

JetBlue Lifts Offer for Spirit Airlines, Commits to Selling Assets

Spirit had postponed a shareholders’ vote on merger with Frontier as it weighs competing offer from JetBlue

Source: The Wall Street Journal

06/14/2022

Spirit Airlines says it will decide on competing JetBlue, Frontier bids before the end of June

JetBlue recently sweetened its offer for Spirit to include a $350 million reverse break-up fee.

Source: CNBC

06/08/2022

Spirit Airlines postpones shareholder meeting to continue deal talks with Frontier and JetBlue

Spirit Airlines is postponing its shareholder meeting, previously scheduled for Friday, until June 30, to continue talks over competing offers from Frontier and JetBlue.

Source: CNBC

06/06/2022

JetBlue increases offer for Spirit Airlines as bidding war heats up

JetBlue on Monday improved its offer for smaller rival Spirit Airlines in an attempt to outstrip competition in the race to buy the low-cost carrier.

Source: CNN

06/06/2022

Bidding war for Spirit Airlines heats up ahead of vote

The bidding war over Spirit Airlines is ramping up again with JetBlue boosting its offer for the discount carrier just days after rival Frontier upped its own bid for Spirit

Source: ABC News

06/06/2022

JetBlue sweetens offer in buyout race for Spirit Airlines

JetBlue Airways on Monday improved its offer to buy smaller rival Spirit Airlines, as the battle for the low-cost carrier intensifies.

Source: CNBC

06/03/2022

Frontier offers $250M break-up fee in Spirit Airlines deal

Frontier Group said on Thursday it has agreed to pay a break-up fee of $250 million in a bid to salvage its $2.9 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines Inc that would create the fifth-largest U.S. airline.

Source: KSL.com

05/19/2022

Spirit Airlines urges shareholders to reject JetBlue's tender offer

JetBlue launched a hostile takeover of Spirit earlier this week with $30-a-share tender offer.

Source: CNBC

05/19/2022

Spirit Airlines Rejects JetBlue's Hostile Takeover

Spirit Airlines' board of directors has (unsurprisingly) rejected JetBlue's latest takeover attempt. Here's what the board has to say.

Source: One Mile at a Time

05/16/2022

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Spirit Airlines, Eli Lilly, Signature Bank and more

These are the stocks posting the largest moves in midday trading.

Source: CNBC

05/16/2022

JetBlue launches hostile takeover bid for Spirit Airlines

JetBlue wrote to Spirit shareholders Monday, offering $30 a share and encouraging them to vote against the Frontier deal.

Source: CNBC

05/16/2022

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Spirit Airlines, Carvana, Warby Parker and more

The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include Spirit Airlines, Carvana, Warby Parker and more.

Source: CNBC

05/03/2022

Spirit Airlines Rejects JetBlue Takeover Bid

Spirit Airlines has rejected JetBlue's takeover bid, and will move forward with a Frontier Airlines merger. Here's what this means.

Source: One Mile at a Time

04/09/2022

What does future of Spirit Airlines mean for flyers at Hopkins Airport?

CLEVELAND (WJW) – JetBlue has made an offer to buy Spirit Airlines, putting a plan for Spirit to merge with Frontier Airlines in limbo. So, what does either merger mean for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and people who fly out of Northeast Ohio? “We …

Source: fox8.com

04/08/2022

The battle for Spirit Airlines just got more interesting: Airline says it will entertain JetBlue's $3.6 billion offer

JetBlue made a surprise bid for Spirit to thwart its merger with Frontier. Spirit says it will consider the offer but still recommends Frontier deal.

Source: USA Today

04/08/2022

Spirit Airlines to start talks with JetBlue on its $3.6 billion bid

Spirit Airlines would start talks with JetBlue Airways Corp on its $3.6-billion offer, the budget carrier said late on Thursday as it could likely lead to a "superior proposal" to the one from Frontier Group Holdings.

Source: Fox Business

04/06/2022

Why JetBlue buying Spirit Airlines is bad for JetBlue

Wall Street isn't feeling JetBlue's bid for Spirit.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/06/2022

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Twitter, Spirit Airlines, Tilray and more

These are the stocks posting the largest moves before the bell.

Source: CNBC

04/06/2022

JetBlue makes bid for Spirit Airlines amid Frontier talks

The bid introduces a new factor into an ongoing merger effort involving Spirit and Frontier.

Source: The Washington Post

04/05/2022

Spirit Airlines shares spike 20% after report says JetBlue made bid topping Frontier's offer

Shares of Spirit Airlines surged more than 22% on Tuesday after a report that JetBlue Airways has made a bid for the budget carrier.

Source: CNBC

02/16/2022

Spirit Airlines adds 1 new city, 6 new routes in latest expansion spree

Spirit Airlines keeps adding new dots to its route map. The latest: Rochester, New York.

Source: The Points Guy

02/15/2022

Spirit Airlines to begin nonstop flights to 2 vacation hot spots

Spirit Airlines will begin offering nonstop flights to Orlando and Myrtle Beach from Rochester beginning in June.

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

02/08/2022

Frontier to buy Spirit Airlines in $2.9 bln budget carrier deal

Budget carriers Frontier Group Holdings and Spirit Airlines Inc <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/SAVE.N" target="_blank">(SAVE.N)</a> on Monday unveiled plans to create the fifth-largest U.S. airline in a $2.9 billion tie-up likely to tighten compet…

Source: Reuters

02/08/2022

Frontier and Spirit airlines are merging: What it all means for travelers' fares and fees

The airlines say the merger will benefit travelers by creating a nationwide budget carrier. Here's what we know about the Frontier-Spirit merger.

Source: USA Today

02/07/2022

Frontier to Buy Spirit Airlines in Cash-and-Stock Deal

Move will unite two of country’s largest low-fare carriers as travel industry continues to claw its way back toward pre-pandemic levels

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/31/2021

Spirit Airlines to double flight attendant pay through January 4

Spirit Airlines flight attendants are receiving double pay on any work through January 4, their union said, as the budget carrier scrambles to keep its schedules intact after U.S. airlines were hammered by a week of mass cancellations.

Source: CNN

12/30/2021

'Drunk' Spirit Airlines passenger charged over brawl with flight crew

A drunk Spirit Airlines passenger has been charged in the alleged mid-air assault of flight attendants who’d asked her to move seats, federal authorities said.

Source: New York Post

12/30/2021

Spirit Airlines passenger indicted after allegedly drinking, assaulting flight attendants

A Tennessee woman is now facing a federal charge after allegedly sparking a drunken brawl with flight attendants onboard a Spirit Airlines plane headed to Nashville in late November.

Source: Fox News

12/29/2021

Amanda Renee Henry arrested over Spirit Airlines disruption

The FBI arrested a Tennessee woman this week, accusing her of drunkenly groping two fellow passengers on a Spirit Airlines flight in November.

Source: The Washington Post

12/29/2021

Spirit Airlines passenger accused of assaulting crew, running to front of plane

A Tennessee woman was charged after she physically assaulted two flight attendants, ran toward the front of the plane and screamed that she wanted to get off, federal authorities said.

Source: NBC News

12/06/2021

American Airlines and Spirit Airlines Stocks Soar. Evercore Upgrades Both.

Shares of the airlines rise after receiving upgrades from analysts at Evercore. They also get a boost from cautiously optimistic comments by Dr. Anthony Fauci about the Omicron variant.

Source: Barron's

11/29/2021

Woman attacks Spirit Airlines flight attendants after she allegedly got drunk

A 42-year-old woman was charged with public intoxication, court records showed.

Source: New York Post

11/29/2021

Woman attacks Spirit Airlines flight attendants, restrained by passenger with zip ties

Woman attacks Spirit Airlines flight attendants and was arrested by airport police for public intoxication.

Source: USA Today

11/28/2021

Woman attacks Spirit Airlines flight attendants, gets restrained by passenger

Woman attacks Spirit Airlines flight attendants and was arrested by airport police for public intoxication.

Source: Tennessean

11/15/2021

Spirit Airlines flight makes emergency landing at MSP

Pilots returned to MSP Airport after an indication light came on shortly after takeoff Sunday, but Spirit confirmed an engine fire did not cause the diversion.

Source: KARE11.com

11/07/2021

Spirit Airlines sued by passenger alleging sexual assault by flight attendant

A Spirit Airlines passenger sued the carrier for negligence, assault, and battery, alleging he'd been "groped" by a flight attendant during a flight.

Source: Business Insider

11/07/2021

A Spirit Airlines passenger alleges in a lawsuit against the carrier that a flight attendant sexually assaulted him

Source: Google News

10/08/2021

'We will comply:' Spirit Airlines CEO prepares staff for federal Covid vaccine mandate

Spirit Airlines told staff it will fall under pending federal mandate that large companies require staff to be vaccinated or test regularly.

Source: CNBC

10/03/2021

Spirit Airlines jet engine erupts in flames then deploys evacuation slides at Atlantic City airport

A Florida-bound plane trying to take off from Atlantic City, New Jersey caught fire on the runway after an apparent bird strike. Spirit Airlines Flight 3044 had to be evacuated

Source: Daily Mail

10/03/2021

Spirit Airlines Plane Erupts In Flames Before Take Off In Atlantic City (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A Spirit Airlines plane burst into flames when a large bird flew into the engine just before takeoff at Atlantic City Airport Saturday.More than 100 passengers and crew members evacuated the plane.The bird apparently struck the right engin…

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

10/03/2021

Spirit Airlines says New Jersey jet fire caused by 'large bird' flying into engine

Passengers were deplaned from a Spirit Airlines plane in New Jersey Saturday evening after a jet fire forced the pilots to abort takeoff.

Source: NBC News

10/03/2021

Spirit Airlines A320neo Has Engine Fire, Evacuates

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo had an engine fire after a bird strike, and had to be evacuated. It's frustrating to see how selfish passengers are.

Source: One Mile at a Time

10/03/2021

Spirit Airlines plane catches fire after bird strike before takeoff

A Spirit Airlines plane was struck by birds at Atlantic City International Airport, causing an engine to catch fire. Two minor injuries were reported.

Source: Business Insider