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San José Mineta International Airport has Spirit!

February 16, 2023

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San José Mineta International Airport has Spirit!

SJC's newest airline partnership adds routes to San Diego, Las Vegas and Dallas launching in June with introductory fares as low as $39* one way


SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bright yellow planes will fly from San José Mineta International Airport (SJC) for the first time as the Airport and Spirit Airlines announce the launch of new, nonstop service this June. The carrier will kick off with two daily flights to Las Vegas (LAS) and daily flights to Dallas (DFW) and San Diego (SAN).

The new service is emblematic of how aviation markets have shifted following pandemic travel declines, reflecting expanded opportunities in leisure travel.

“Today’s announcement is a step forward for our Airport, our City, and for air travel in our region,” said John Aitken, San José Mineta International Airport Director of Aviation. “This new partnership reflects a return to leisure travel and demonstrates how aviation markets are shifting to expand toward new opportunities and approaches. We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome the Spirit Airlines team to San José, and to offer their unique and innovative brand at SJC.”

“We’re excited to provide More Go and boost competition with the introduction of our ultra-low fares & Spirit’s signature service in the heart of Silicon Valley,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. “With our new affordable, nonstop flights to popular destinations, we make vacationing and connecting with loved ones easier than ever."

Introductory Fares
Guests traveling on these new routes can enjoy introductory fares for a limited time, with travel dates and blackout date restrictions. Fares include:

  • Dallas (DFW) - San José (SJC): starting at $89* one-way
  • Las Vegas (LAS) - San José (SJC): starting at $39* one-way
  • San Diego (SAN) - San José (SJC): starting at $59* one-way

SJC’s focus on customer service and innovation is augmented by Spirit’s commitment to “invest in the Guest," which entails a number of initiatives aimed at delivering the best value in the sky:

  • Spirit’s Fit Fleet® is one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry, with dozens more brand new planes projected for delivery in 2023.
  • Recently announced more cabin enhancements with wider seats, added cushion, new headrests, and upgrades to their unique Big Front Seat®.
  • Fast onboard Wi-Fi that allows Guests to watch content from streaming services.

Spirit was recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity 2022 following its active efforts to create and celebrate a diverse workplace environment. Spirit also recently received the top ranking in its category in both the Port of Seattle Fly Quiet Awards and the LAX Fly Quieter Program. Aviation Week Network’s Air Transport World (ATW) today named Spirit Airlines the Value Airline of the Year as part of the ATW 2023 Airline Industry Achievement Awards. Spirit was also recognized for safety with the FAA's "Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence" for the fourth consecutive year.

*All fares will be valid from 6/7/2023 – 8/2/2023 with a 14-day advanced purchase, subject to availability, no blackout dates.

Watch a recording of the Press Conference HERE.
Spirit Airlines photos and video available HERE.

About San José Mineta International Airport (SJC): Fly Simple 
Fueled by a culture of innovation, San José Mineta International Airport (SJC) is the Bay Area's easiest and most dependable airport due to its medium size, simple layout, temperate climate, and inland location. Just minutes from downtown San José, SJC is a convenient gateway to Northern California and the Silicon Valley region, providing nonstop service across North America and to Europe and Asia. SJC is a self‐supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José. For more airport information, visit Connect with SJC on social media at

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