Cancun, Q.R. — Spirit Airlines has announced new daily nonstop routes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to Cancun International Airport (CUN).
These flights mark Spirit’s first international destinations from each city and deliver on the airline’s commitment to provide customers with ultra-low fares to the best vacation destinations.
“This is an exciting milestone for our network,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “Cancun is one of our most-requested destinations, so it’s only fitting it has become our first international destination from Chicago and Baltimore/Washington.
“We look forward to bringing more service to Cancun and other international destinations in the months ahead.”
Spirit Airlines currently operates daily service to Cancun from Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale and Houston. The addition of Baltimore/Washington and Chicago brings Spirit’s nonstop service to Cancun to six flights daily.
“Spirit Airlines’ new service to Cancun is great news for Chicago and O’Hare travelers,” said Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. “I want to thank Spirit for continuing to expand service from Chicago to cities across the U.S. and now to international destinations. More flights to new and popular destinations increase our connectivity and is a win for all air travelers.”
“We welcome the announcement that Spirit Airlines will bring new international flight options and more ultra-low fares for our travelers,” said Ricky Smith, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall Airport. “This service boosts the travel value for our passengers, while adding to the growth and success here at BWI Marshall Airport.”
Flights from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) and Chicago O’Hare began November 9. Spirit will fly one daily round-trip from each city.
“We are delighted to deliver this nonstop service to one of the most requested destinations in our network,” said Kopczak. “These new flights expand our presence in Cancun and bring our first international routes to Baltimore/Washington and Chicago.”
Spirit will, however, face significant competition on the new routes. American, Frontier and United all fly non-stop from Chicago O’Hare to Cancun while Southwest flies non-stop from Chicago Midway. From BWI, Spirit will go head-to-head against Southwest and Delta (seasonal, Saturday only) on its route to Cancun.
These new routes means Spirit now serves Cancun with non-stop flights from six U.S. cities.