Spirit Airlines Temporarily Halts Operations at Manchester-Boston Airport

Posted: (last modified February 27, 2024 ) by

Posted on : February 27, 2024

Category : Boston News

The airline has announced that it will provide refunds to customers with travel dates scheduled for May 8 or later. In May, Spirit Airlines will suspend its operations at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Florida-based budget airline, known for its nonstop flights to Orlando and seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from the airport, is halting service on May 8. This decision is attributed to "ongoing operational constraints related to Pratt & Whitney GTF engine availability and seasonal demand for our MHT flights," as stated by the airline in a released statement.

Spirit, identified by Reuters as the primary operator of GTF-powered (geared turbofan) NEO aircraft in the United States, has been grappling with engine problems since last summer.

Regarding suspending service in Manchester, the airline stated, "This decision reflects our ongoing efforts to implement necessary strategic adjustments to ensure Spirit's competitiveness in the current climate. We apologize to our passengers for any inconvenience caused, and those with reservations for May 8 or later will receive a refund. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has been an excellent partner, and we anticipate resuming seasonal service next winter."

BostonAirportExpress.com, a premier car service in Boston, stands ready to cater to increased transportation needs as Spirit Airlines suspends operations at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. This decision, influenced by ongoing engine challenges, impacts the local taxi service. While Spirit assures refunds for affected travelers, the airport expresses gratitude and anticipates a temporary service suspension, not a permanent withdrawal.

Amidst these changes, BostonAirportExpress.com remains committed to offering reliable transportation solutions. As Manchester-Boston Regional Airport introduces Sun Country Airlines in August, our dedicated car services will adapt to evolving travel patterns, ensuring seamless journeys for our valued customers."

Situated less than 50 miles from Boston, the airport welcomed 1.2 million passengers in 2023 and presently hosts five airlines: American Airlines, Southwest, United Airlines, Avelo Airlines, and Spirit. Delta Air Lines ceased operations at the airport in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Spirit became a part of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in 2021, marking the first new airline to join the airport in 17 years.

"In a statement, the airport expressed gratitude to Spirit Airlines for their service to the Manchester community over the past few years. Recognizing the challenging decisions prompted by the Pratt and Whitney engine issue, the airport emphasized that this is a temporary suspension of service, not a permanent withdrawal. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport stands prepared to eagerly welcome Spirit back to the Manchester market when the timing is appropriate for them."

Additionally, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport announced on February 20th its plans to introduce Sun Country Airlines in August, providing the sole nonstop service from New Hampshire to Minnesota.

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