If you’re looking for a cheap flight to the Caribbean, you’re in luck as the competition between airlines is heating up. While Spirit started resuming international service at the end of 2020 and has gradually brought back several of its routes from Fort Lauderdale, Spirit recently announced that it will resume all remaining international service from Orlando. In addition, the ultra-low-cost carrier has been busy adding new routes to the Caribbean from other cities such as Atlantic City and Miami.

Where Does Spirit Airlines Fly in the Caribbean?

Calling itself “Florida’s Hometown Airline”, the majority of Spirit’s routes to the Caribbean are from Florida. Historically, all of these flights were routed through Spirit’s main hub in Fort Lauderdale, but the airline began to build an international hub in Orlando in the last decade and has plans to start flying from Miami in 2021 as well.

The pandemic has had these international routes in flux for the past year, but Spirit remains focused on continuing to operate flights to the Caribbean for leisure travelers looking to travel on a budget. Below are all of the Caribbean routes currently available for sale on Spirit Airlines. Most are currently in operation with some routes resuming or beginning brand new service in the fall/winter.

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Spirit Airlines Flights from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to the Caribbean

  • Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN)
  • Aruba (AUA)
  • Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ)
  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
  • Cap Haitien, Haiti (CAP)
  • Cartagena, Colombia (CTG)
  • Kingston, Jamaica (KIN)
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP)
  • Punta Cana, D.R. (PUJ)
  • St. Croix, USVI (STX)
  • St. Thomas, USVI (STT)
  • St. Maarten (SXM)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • Santiago, D.R. (STI)
  • Santo Domingo, D.R. (SDQ)

Fort Lauderdale remains Spirit’s largest international hub with a total of 16 routes to the Caribbean. All of these routes are currently in operation and represent just a portion of Spirit’s international network, which also includes cities across Central and South America. Spirit Airlines is currently the largest airline at Fort Lauderdale in terms of passenger traffic with JetBlue and Southwest being its biggest competitors.

Spirit Airlines Flights from Orlando (MCO) to the Caribbean

  • Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN)
  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
  • Cartagena, Colombia (CTG) resumes Sep. 10, 2021
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) resumes Sep. 9, 2021
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP) resumes Nov. 18, 2021
  • Punta Cana, D.R. (PUJ)
  • St. Thomas, USVI (STT)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • Santo Domingo, D.R. (SDQ)

Spirit will be the largest international carrier in Orlando once it resumes serving all of its previous routes along with new additions, which also include other cities throughout Latin America. Southwest still carries more passengers overall (including domestic), with Frontier Airlines being Spirit’s other major competitor for international service out of Orlando.

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Spirit Airlines Flights from Miami (MIA) to the Caribbean

  • Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ) begins Nov. 17, 2021
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP) begins Oct. 6, 2021
  • St. Thomas, USVI (STT) begins Nov. 18, 2021
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) begins Nov. 17, 2021
  • Santo Domingo, D.R. (SDQ) begins Oct. 6, 2021

Spirit has decided to expand in southern Florida by moving into Miami in the fall of 2021. Initially, Spirit will fly a total of 30 routes to/from Miami, which also includes domestic markets and other international cities throughout Latin America. While American Airlines is by far the biggest competitor in Miami, Spirit’s Caribbean flights will compete more on price with Frontier’s expanding service in the region.

Other Spirit Airlines Flights to the Caribbean

To Cancun, Mexico (CUN)


  • Atlantic City (ACY) begins Oct. 29, 2021
  • Austin (AUS)
  • Baltimore (BWI)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Detroit (DTW)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Milwaukee (MKE) begins Dec. 23, 2021
  • Nashville (BNA) resumes Nov. 17, 2021
  • New Orleans (MSY)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • St. Louis (STL) begins Dec. 22, 2021

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To San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)


  • Baltimore (BWI)
  • Atlantic City (ACY) begins Oct. 31, 2021
  • Boston (BOS)
  • New York-LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Tampa (TPA)

To Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)


  • Baltimore (BWI)

Since these cities are also popular destinations from Spirit’s other cities throughout the U.S., there will now be more connecting flight opportunities for budget travelers from around the nation.

More Competition Means Lower Fares

Spirit isn’t the only airline relaunching or adding new service to the Caribbean. Frontier has been making a push by adding new routes to places like Cancun, Montego Bay, Nassau, Punta Cana, St. Maarten, San Juan, and Santo Domingo. With the two largest ultra-low-cost carriers in the U.S. battling for market share in more Caribbean markets, it will help keep airfares low across all airlines.

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