Spirit Adding Nonstop Service to Boston This Summer

Ultra-low-cost carriers unlocking pent-up demand at PIT

By Evan Dougherty

Published March 28, 2024

Read Time: 3 mins


Spirit Airlines continues to grow its flight offerings in Pittsburgh as the carrier announced it will open nonstop service to Boston Logan International Airport this summer.

The ultra-low-cost carrier will begin daily flights to Boston starting June 5 operated by 182-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. The inbound flight will depart from Boston at 2:25 p.m. and arrive in Pittsburgh at 4:06 p.m. The outbound flight will leave Pittsburgh at 4:56 p.m. and arrive in Boston at 6:34 p.m.

Flights are for sale and can be booked at Spirit.com.

“We know our Pittsburgh guests value low fares and convenient service to popular destinations, and we can’t wait to make it easier for PIT travelers to visit Boston’s many historic sites, sporting events, and universities,” said John Kirby, vice president of network planning at Spirit Airlines. “We look forward to celebrating our seventh anniversary in PIT this summer by adding this new service to Boston in June, along with new service to New York-LaGuardia launching in May.”

Spirit joins Delta Air Lines and JetBlue on the Pittsburgh-Boston route, underscoring the diverse mix of carriers at PIT, an intentional strategy to support ULCCs and legacy carriers that gives travelers more options and grows overall passenger traffic.

“We are thrilled that Spirit will continue to grow at PIT by bringing new low-cost service between Pittsburgh and Boston this summer,” said Joe Rotterdam, Director, Air Service Development at PIT. “This latest addition by Spirit gives Pittsburghers another convenient choice to one of our most popular destinations.”

A Spirit Airbus A320neo taxis at Pittsburgh International Airport on Feb. 23, 2024. Spirit will operate its Pittsburgh-Boston service daily with its Airbus A320 series aircraft starting June 5. (Photo by Evan Dougherty)

Boston becomes Spirit’s 11th destination served nonstop from PIT and highlights the continued growth of Spirit – and other ULCCs – in the Pittsburgh market as they respond to pent-up demand for air travel in the region.

Last month, Spirit announced it will increase its service between Pittsburgh and New York with daily, seasonal nonstop service to New York-LaGuardia starting May 8. The new route supplements Spirit’s existing daily service to Newark Liberty International Airport, which began in July 2022.

Additionally, Spirit began nonstop service to Miami in November and resumed its seasonal, nonstop service to Myrtle Beach last week. Spirit also increased capacity to Orlando this spring.

ULCCs at PIT have recently added service to popular northeast destinations that traditionally have been high-fare markets. In addition to Boston, Newark and New York-LaGuardia on Spirit, Frontier Airlines will begin twice-daily service to Philadelphia on May 16 as part of an expansion that also includes new service to Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth and Raleigh-Durham.

May will also see the resumption of Sun Country Airlines’ low-cost seasonal service between PIT and Minneapolis/St. Paul on May 24 with twice weekly flights, increasing to four times a week by June.

More carriers are also adding service at PIT this summer, including to the west coast, Canada, Iceland and the United Kingdom.

Internationally, PIT will have daily flights to Europe this summer, with British Airways increasing flights to London Heathrow to six times a week on April 1 and Icelandair launching seasonal, four times weekly service to Reykjavik, Iceland, on May 16. In addition, Air Canada will resume daily nonstop flights to Montreal on May 1.

PIT will also introduce nonstop service to San Diego on Breeze Airways and Southwest Airlines. Breeze will start seasonal, twice weekly service on May 3 and Southwest will launch nonstop, seasonal weekend flights on June 8.

Additionally, Alaska Airlines will increase its nonstop Pittsburgh-Seattle service with a second daily flight resuming May 16. United Airlines will also add a third daily flight to Denver on May 23 in addition to its twice daily service to San Francisco, as well as Breeze and Spirit’s nonstop service to Los Angeles.

Go to Top