Spirit Airlines has announced it will officially begin its inaugural service at Sacramento International Airport with daily year-round, nonstop service between Sacramento (SMF) and Las Vegas (LAS) beginning Jun. 20, 2019. Spirit will join Frontier and Southwest to offer nonstop service to LAS from SMF, potentially supporting more competitive fares.
Spirit Airlines recently was named Value Airline of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW), part of the Aviation Week Network. Spirit credits the award to their industry-leading on-time and baggage delivery performance, the installation of high-speed Wi-Fi to its entire fleet, and the company’s ability to provide low fares, while also investing in the Guest experience.
“SMF is thrilled to welcome Spirit Airlines to serve our community,” stated Cindy Nichol, Sacramento County Department of Airports Director. “Spirit’s low airfares will stimulate traffic for Sacramento passengers heading to Vegas for leisure, business and conventions. We’re pleased to provide greater choice to our travelers, and Spirit complements our existing airlines serving SMF.”
By July 2019, Sacramento International Airport
will offer 175 daily nonstop flights on 14 domestic and international carriers to more than 40 nonstop destinations. In 2018, Sacramento International saw growth of more than 10% year over year passenger growth and served a record 12 million passengers. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually.