Seeking CSeries Proposal from Airbus - Spirit Airlines Mulls Adding Smaller Jets to All-Airbus Fleet
By Mary Schlangenstein - Bloomberg
April 17, 2018, 9:51 AM GMT-4
Spirit Airlines Inc. is considering adding smaller planes to its fleet of Airbus SE jets as the carrier looks for ways to expand its service.
The ultradiscounter expects to seek proposals from planemakers "shortly," having completed an evaluation of the options, Chief Commercial Officer Matt Klein said in an interview. He declined to say when the airline might make an order.
Adding smaller planes, such as those made by Canada's Bombardier Inc. or Brazil's Embraer SA, would further Spirit's goal of adding flights from midsize and smaller cities to popular tourist destinations. The airline already has plans to expand its fleet of Airbus A320-family planes to 161 by the end of 2021. Spirit had 112 of the single-aisle planes at the end of last year.
"We feel like there are...