If you frequently fly out of Philadelphia International Airport and have been restricted by flight prices to Orlando, you just may be in luck. Recently, budget carrier Spirit Airlines announced that it will operate a new daily non-stop flight service from PHL to Orlando International Airport.
Given their attractions like Disney World, golfing, beaches, and more, Orlando and other areas of central Florida have long been popular vacation spots. However, most PHL flyers use American Airlines or Southwest to get there, which may not be as budget-friendly as they’d like. Starting October 7th, however, Spirit Airlines will offer nonstop service to MCO.
According to a press release from phl.org, Airport CEO Cellie Cameron says:
“Spirit’s new non-stop service to Orlando will provide a travel option that our budget-conscious travelers will appreciate. We continue to work with all of our airline partners offering flights with varying levels of amenities and schedules so PHL can be one of the most affordable airports in the country.”
Currently, PHL offers nonstop flights to 96 domestic destinations and 36 international destinations. Spirit Airlines was incorporated into the airport in 2013 and began by offering flights to Dallas-Fort Worth. Since then, it has added flights to Las Vegas, Chicago, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Lost Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Myrtle Beach.
Though Frontier began offering flights out of PHL several years ago, it has been the only real low-cost carrier among Philadelphia travelers. With Spirit Airline’s expansion of its service, travelers will be able to enjoy more budget-friendly flights to more destinations – especially since low-cost carriers create competition among other airlines (and more competition means lower prices).