Spirit Airlines to open Houston aircraft maintenance facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

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Headquartered at Miramar in Florida, ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced its intention to strengthen its ties with the Houston, Texas region with the creation of a new aircraft maintenance facility that will be located there at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

The maintenance complex will comprise a large aircraft maintenance hangar, two aircraft bays and ramp space for up to four aircraft, plus offices and warehousing for the Technical Operations team of Spirit Airlines during the initial phase of operations. It is expected that the carrier will assemble a team of approximately 50 Houston-based team members to work at the new aircraft maintenance facility.

The location has been carefully chosen as it complements Spirit Airlines’ maintenance hub in Detroit and, as the carrier’s network expands, the maintenance facility will be located a short flight from several of Spirit Airlines’ busier stations.

“Maintaining our Spirit Fit Fleet® in top condition is a priority for us every day and we’ve picked the perfect additional location for our stellar Technical Operations team as they support our on-going growth,” said John Bendoraitis, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Spirit Airlines.

“This [new facility] will not only benefit passengers all over their network but will elevate the airport guest experience for those who fly out of Houston to the airline’s multiple domestic and international destinations,” said Director of Houston Airports Mario Diaz.

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