Spirit Adds New Service to/from Austin, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Puerto Rico

Back in September, Spirit announced that it will be starting new nonstop service to/from Jacksonville (JAX) in December. This week, Spirit has announced more routes for Jacksonville, along with new routes to/from Austin (AUS), San Juan (SJU), and two new international routes from Orlando (MCO). The newly announced routes begin service in February and fares are starting as low as $103 roundtrip.

New Spirit Airlines Flights to/from Austin, Jacksonville, Orlando, and San Juan

Spirit may not be for everyone, but the airline often has the lowest fares. And with the added competition, look for other airlines to drop prices on these routes in the future.

Frontier has made a strong push in both Jacksonville (JAX) and Austin (AUS) as well, but flights on Frontier are often only operated a few times each week, which can wreak havoc in the case of cancellations. Spirit is offering the majority of these new routes as daily service and will be able to recover more easily in times of irregular operations.

If you are unfamiliar with Spirit Airlines, please read our guide on How to Fly Spirit Airlines (And Actually Enjoy the Experience).

Intro fares are generally valid for travel from mid-February through March 6, and again from April 30 through May 22, 2019. On a few routes, the lowest available fare may also be available for travel in late August/early September.

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New Service on Spirit Airlines to/from Jacksonville

Service starting December 20, 2018

Chicago to Jacksonville $103 roundtrip, nonstop

Detroit to Jacksonville $121 roundtrip, nonstop

Service starting February 14-15, 2019

Baltimore to Jacksonville $181 roundtrip, nonstop

Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale $103 roundtrip, nonstop

New Service on Spirit Airlines to/from Austin

Service starting February 14, 2019

Austin to New Orleans $111 roundtrip, nonstop

Austin to Las Vegas $121 roundtrip, nonstop

Austin to Orlando $121 roundtrip, nonstop

Denver to Austin $121 roundtrip, nonstop

Austin to Fort Lauderdale $141 roundtrip, nonstop

Chicago to Austin $181 roundtrip, nonstop

Baltimore to Austin $201 roundtrip, nonstop

Detroit to Austin $201 roundtrip, nonstop

Service starting May 2, 2019

Austin to Los Angeles $161 roundtrip, nonstop

New Service on Spirit Airlines to/from San Juan

Service starting February 14, 2019

Tampa to San Juan $169 roundtrip, nonstop

Baltimore to San Juan $189 roundtrip, nonstop

New Service on Spirit Airlines to/from Orlando

Service starting February 28, 2019

Denver to Orlando $161 roundtrip, nonstop

Orlando to Montego Bay $270 roundtrip, nonstop (Sun / Tue / Thu / Sat)

Service starting March 1, 2019

Orlando to Kingston $317 roundtrip, nonstop (Mon /Wed / Fri)

Since there will be Spirit flights to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) from both Austin (AUS) and Jacksonville (JAX), there are also many new connecting routes available to/from these cities across the nation and to Spirit's international network in Latin America and the Caribbean.

A Sample of New Connecting Service on Spirit Airlines to/from Austin and Jacksonville

Asheville to Austin $134 roundtrip

Dallas to Jacksonville $194 roundtrip

Austin to Niagara Falls $250 roundtrip

Plattsburgh to Austin $272 roundtrip

Jacksonville to Cartagena $304 roundtrip

Jacksonville to Guatemala $337 roundtrip

Jacksonville to Medellin $340 roundtrip

Austin to Panama City $355 roundtrip

Austin to Santiago, Dominican Republic $357 roundtrip

Jacksonville to San Salvador $362 roundtrip

All domestic fares also work in the reverse direction. You'll have to decline any extras to get the lowest price.

Spirit's Bare Fares only include one small personal item (small backpack, large purse, briefcase, etc.) that will fit underneath your seat. Checked baggage starts at $30-$35 each way. Larger carry-on bag fees start at $35-$40 each way.

Compare similar types of fares across all airlines with our guide to Basic Economy for domestic travel.

As an example booking, I found seats departing Tampa TPA on Friday, March 1, returning from San Juan SJU on Sunday, March 3, for $169 roundtrip. Perfect to get away for a weekend in March.

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