Spirit Airlines will fly to Guayaquil. It is the first low cost airline that will operate at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in mid-March 2018.
The operation of the Fort Lauderdale – Guayaquil route is still pending the approval of the aeronautical regulators of Ecuador. On this point, in recent days representatives of Spirit met with the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP) to announce the start of its operation in the country.
“We seek the implementation of management models to strengthen the connectivity of all of Ecuador,” said Yolanda Gaete, vice minister of Transportation Management, during this meeting, as detailed by the MTOP in social networks.
Spirit announces on its website that it will land in Guayaquil on March 22. As long as you can buy the tickets in a search that was made on the route Fort Lauderdale – Guayaquil – Fort Lauderdale, to start on March 22 and end on the 28th of the same month, a total of $ 351 was made, although in this case the passenger can only carry one item personal (small purse or wallet)
The ‘naked rate’ applies to the most basic ticket. The passenger must pay a little more if he wants to add an additional personal item or any larger item such as standard carry-on or checked baggage.
If the customer wants to select his seat he must pay a value for it, otherwise Spirit will assign him a free random seat at check-in. Also, if you want your boarding pass printed by the airport kiosk, you will have to pay $ 2 to print each boarding pass, but if you have printed it from home it will be free.
Like many other low cost airlines, Spirit does not serve free food and drinks on board, but it is possible to buy these products on board. Costs range from $ 1 to $ 15.
Guayaquil received another airline last June, but economy class: Dynamic Airways. The aforementioned airline currently has problems to continue operating after complaints from users for their delays.
The base airports of Spirit Airlines in the USA They are from Fort Lauderdale and Detroit. The fleet of this airline founded in 1980 is made up of Airbus A319-100, A320-200, A321-200 and A320neo aircraft.
At present, the airline Tame also offers flights to Fort Lauderdale, located about 40 minutes from Miami. (I)