This article on Spirit Airline is a bit dated but it is still accurate. The Beach continues to price check via Spirit's website and it is still, most often, the best bargain for air travel to St. Thomas.
15 December, 2005
There is a new option for flying to the US Virgin Islands today.
Spirit will provide service to St. Thomas with one of its new Airbus A319 aircrafts.
The new flights are scheduled to arrive daily in St. Thomas at 2:35 p.m. (flight #215) and depart daily at 3:35 p.m. (flight#516).
A recent check (19 December, 2013) by TheBeach.VI on Spirit Air's website, found a round trip fare from New York, LaGuardia to St. Thomas in the third week of January 2014 for $323 including all taxes and fees.
Spirit Airlines Dedicates its Newest Airbus A319 to Beautiful St. Thomas
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (January 27, 2006) - Spirit Airlines, the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean, today proudly launched its eleventh Airbus A319 aircraft. In a private ceremony, the airplane was named "Spirit of St. Thomas".
"It was an easy decision to dedicate our eleventh A319 to St. Thomas in America's Caribbean. We've had an excellent response to our service to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and we are delighted to highlight this island paradise," said Barry Biffle, Chief Marketing Officer of Spirit Airlines. "By mid-February, Spirit will offer 22 non-stops from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport including 12 in the Bahamas and the Caribbean, more than any other carrier."
"We are thrilled that Spirit has dedicated an airplane to our beautiful tropical haven. Spirit is providing excellent service and we anticipate a long and productive partnership," stated USVI Commissioner of Tourism, Pamela C. Richards.
Spirit's Airbus A319 aircraft seat 138 passengers, eight in Spirit Plus business class and 130 in its comfortable Coach class with all leather seating throughout the cabin.
With today's announcement, Spirit's fleet consists of 11 Airbus A319s, six Airbus A321s, and 16 MD-80s. Spirit will deliver 14 more A319s in 2006 and is committed to becoming an all Airbus fleet by the end of 2006.