Three months after announcing the addition of an aircraft maintenance facility and 50 new jobs in Houston, Spirit Airlines announced the addition of a new pilot and flight attendant crew base at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Spirit expects to locate about 150 pilots and about 300 flight attendants in Houston starting this fall, with additional crew, supervisors and support functions to follow.
The two investments aim to support the many exciting new destinations coming soon to Spirit’s route map and support the airline’s growing Fit Fleet®, which is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry. Spirit plans to accept 24 brand new planes in 2022, bringing its fleet total to 197 aircraft and 33 more new planes are planned for delivery in 2023.
The new IAH crew base will join Spirit’s existing crew bases in Atlanta (ATL), Atlantic City (ACY), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Las Vegas (LAS), Miami (MIA) and Orlando (MCO).
Houston is perfectly suited for a new crew base because of its strategic location within Spirit’s network and it will complement Spirit’s diverse mix of domestic and international flight activity out of IAH. Houston also provides exceptional talent recruitment opportunities to augment the airline’s growing ranks and offers team members a vibrant metropolis to call home.