Spirit Airlines has announced the cancellation of some flights following urgent inspections required.
What’s Going On With Spirit Airlines?
Spirit Airlines says up to 25 of its aircraft require a necessary inspection, with the focus being placed on a small area of each respective plane.
The U.S. low-cost carrier has largely kept quiet over the reasoning behind the inspection and the ultimate timelines for a fix.
However, Spirit has reiterated that its primary focus will be ensuring the safety of all its passengers.
Additionally, the company wants to ensure that those passengers impacted by schedule adjustments have as minor inconvenience as possible.
Roughly per the latest data, approximately 10% of the schedule has been impacted by the inspections on 25 aircraft.
The Spirit Airlines Fleet
Spirit Airlines has 194 in-service aircraft, per Cirium’s latest fleet data.
This includes 19 active Airbus A319-100s, 64 Airbus A320-200s, 73 Airbus A320neos, 30 A321-200s and 8 A321neos.
The airline is transitioning towards a fleet of neo aircraft and has substantial orders for the new engine option.
Spirit says the intention looking ahead is to make its fleet even more fuel-efficient with these next-generation Airbus narrowbodies being delivered.