Louisville airport announces addition of nonstop flights to west coast, Florida

Published 11:54 am Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Nonstop flights from Kentucky to Los Angeles, Florida and to Las Vegas will soon be possible when the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport adds Spirit Airlines to its offerings.

Spirit will offer direct flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, as well as Las Vegas and Los Angeles beginning May 27. With the new flights, the airport will offer 34 nonstop flights out of Louisville.

Officials said the services will allow people to take advantage of international and domestic flights out of LAX, FLL, MCO and LAS.

“It’s time to bring the best value in the sky to Louisville,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines. “We can’t wait to welcome Guests from Kentucky into the Spirit family so they can enjoy our unbeatable combination of service, reliability, new planes and low fares when they take their next trip. Plus, we’ll get to introduce travelers to the Derby City’s mix of outdoor beauty, art and history, not to mention the bourbon.”

Spirit’s flight 502 will be the only nonstop service to Los Angeles from Louisville, removing intermediate stops on the way and making quick trips between the two cities easier than ever.

“Today is a great day for the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “Spirit is a great addition for the Louisville community and travelers across the region with their robust network and competitive fares. Spirit’s mission is ‘more go’ and we’re accomplishing that with today’s announcement – more options for more travelers to visit more destinations across the country and around the world. We welcome Spirit to SDF and look forward to a vibrant future.”

Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas and Orlando are three of Spirit’s biggest cities, which means nonstop flights from SDF come with easy connections to nine additional destinations. Fort Lauderdale is also Spirit’s largest gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, providing access to five countries.