Spirit Air has confirmed that there will be a crew base for pilots in New Jersey … as it moves from Atlantic City to Newark Liberty International Airport,

Back on April 8, 2024. We shared the news about major changes coming to Spirit Air and Atlantic City International Airport.

At the time, Spirit Air confirmed that they were closing their Atlantic City crew base and that further, the current Spirit staff will be reassigned.

At the time, they didn’t say where they would be reassigned.

Additionally, back in April, Spirit Air also confirmed that they are deferring the delivery of all aircrafts on order from Airbus that were scheduled to be delivered from Q2 2025 through 2026 ... they are now scheduled to be delivered in 2030 and 2031.

At the time, Spirit Air President and Chief Executive Officer Ted Christie based it all upon … It all comes down to making difficult decisions in order to become a profitable company.

Deferring these aircraft gives us the opportunity to reset the business and focus on the core airline while we adjust to changes in the competitive environment, In addition, enhancing our liquidity provides us additional financial stability as we position the company for a return to profitability, said Christie.

Spirit has also confirmed that they will furlough 260 pilots effective September 1, 2024. The plane deferrals and other issues are the reasons stated for the upcoming furloughs.

Spirit has had to effectively scramble since a federal judge blocked their $ 3.8 billion merger with JetBlue.

The Atlantic City area has been served well for many years by Spirit Air.

I always root for Spirit Air’s success, because Atlantic City International Airport … without Spirit Air would present significant challenges regarding available air travel in the South Jersey area.

SOURCE: Spirit Air

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