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Spirit’s Bright Yellow Planes Are on Their Way to San José Mineta International Airport for the First Time Ever

June 7, 2023

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Spirit’s Bright Yellow Planes Are on Their Way to San José Mineta International Airport for the First Time Ever

Spirit’s daily, nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth, Las Vegas, and San Diego launches today

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San José, Calif. – The Golden State and sunny Silicon Valley are shining brighter today as Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) launches its new, nonstop service from San José Mineta International Airport (SJC). The launch introduces affordable travel options for South Bay travelers, including two daily flights to Las Vegas (LAS) and daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and San Diego (SAN). It also provides an easy gateway for visitors to fly to the Bay Area.

“There couldn’t be a better way to kick off summer than by welcoming Spirit’s bright yellow planes to San José for the very first time,” said John Aitken, San Jose Mineta International Airport Director. “We pride ourselves on providing the best customer experience in North America, and now with Spirit’s Ultra Low Cost fares, the award-winning experience at SJC will now be available to many more travelers.”

“We can’t wait to welcome our Silicon Valley Guests onboard one of the youngest fleets in the industry and fly them to these three great destinations, as well as give back to the community through the Spirit Charitable Foundation,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. “San José has so much to offer travelers and our affordable fares will make it easier for our Guests to discover the Bay Area.”

In celebration of the service launch, Spirit’s new SJC Guests can sign up for the Free Spirit® loyalty program and enjoy the limited-time Double Points promotion for travel to/from SJC. To qualify, members must book by July 7, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST and travel by September 30, 2023. *Free Spirit® costs nothing to join and offers the fastest way to earn rewards and status.

The Spirit Charitable Foundation commemorates the new service with a $10,000 student scholarship donation to Trade Winds Aviation flight school in San José.  Trade Winds’ Professional Flight Program is an affiliate school option for students pursuing a BS in Aviation at San José State University.

SJC and Spirit are also celebrating the new service with a celebration in the terminals, including a marching band procession to the departure gate to welcome the first passengers, and a social media sweepstakes with chances to win tickets from Spirit.

SJC Spirit Week Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions can be found below or by clicking this link:  #SJCSpiritWeek Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions

Up to one (1) entry per social media post per person. There will be three (3) social media posts/opportunities inviting a chance to win per valid social media platform [Facebook, Instagram, TikTok]. Up to nine (9) entries per person combined.

The entry period will close on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. PDT. Three (3) winners will be randomly selected by SJC. Winners will be contacted by email within 10 days. The randomly selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to SJC to claim their prize. Prizes will be provided and distributed by Spirit Airlines. If a winner fails to respond within the 48-hour window, that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be randomly selected.

Open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary to win. Entrants must be 18 years or older. The #SJCSpiritWeek Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations and void where prohibited by law. City of San José employees, its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, and directors (collectively the “Employees”), as well as members of an Employees' immediate family and/or those living in the same household of Employees are ineligible to participate in The #SJCSpiritWeek Sweepstakes.


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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