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Our Pilots



Spirit Airlines' 2,500+ 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)



Airbus 320 Series (319/320/321).  193 Total Aircraft by year end 2021. 




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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