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Bases

 

Spirit Airlines' 2,400+ pilots are based out of:

  • Atlantic City, NJ (KACY)
  • Chicago, IL (KORD)
  • Dallas, TX (KDFW)
  • Detroit, MI (KDTW)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL)
  • Las Vegas, NV (KLAS)
  • Orlando, FL (KMCO)

Fleet

 

Airbus 320 Series (319/320/321).  193 Total Aircraft by year end 2021.  100 firm A-320 Series order recently announced with options for 50 more through 2027.  

 

Background

 

Most Spirit Airlines pilots are hired in their mid-30s and have 2-8 years of prior Airline flying experience before coming to work at Spirit Airlines.

 

The Work We Perform

 

Spirit Airlines pilots are on the job 24-7, 365 days a year, and often are away from home and their families on holidays and weekends. On average, Spirit pilot's jobs take them away from their homes and families 240 to 300 hours per month (60 to 75 hours per week).

Spirit Pilots belong to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Including Spirit Airlines, ALPA represents approximately 62,000 pilots across the United States and Canada.

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