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Spirit adding nonstop flights from New Orleans to 3 cities

Posted on: January 10 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Spirit Airlines will add three new year-round connections at Louis Armstrong International Airport this spring, including nonstop flights to Baltimore, Md., Cleveland, Ohio, and Orlando, Fla.

The flights will start service May 25, in time for the summer travel season, according to a Spirit news release. Tickets are available for purchase starting Tuesday (Jan. 10).

Spirit plans daily nonstop flights from New Orleans to Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Orlando International Airport. The flights will run throughout the year.

Here are details on the Spirit flights being added at Armstrong Airport in May.

To Orlando International Airport (MCO)

  • Departing flights leave New Orleans daily at 8:10 a.m. and arrive in Orlando at 10:55 a.m. local time.
  • Returning flights leave Orlando daily at 11:40 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 12:20 p.m. local time.

To Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

  • Departing flights leave New Orleans daily at 7:50 p.m. daily and arrive in Cleveland at 11:20 p.m. local time.
  • Returning flights leave Cleveland daily at 6 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 7:25 a.m.

To Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

  • Departing flights leave New Orleans daily at 1:05 p.m. and arrive in Baltimore at 4:35 p.m. local time.
  • Returning flights leave Baltimore daily at 5:20 p.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 7:05 p.m.

Spirit Airlines, founded in 1980 and based in Florida, is an ultra-low-cost carrier catering to frugal domestic travelers. The airline is perhaps best known among travelers for its fees, which are tacked onto everything from carry-on bags to picking your seat to on-board snacks and beverages.

The fee structure is often the subject of ire on social media, but Spirit Airlines maintains it is meeting demand from customers who want the option to skip out on airline extras in exchange for lower fares.