Spirit Airlines, which offers “ultra low base fares,” is coming to Kansas City International Airport. Spirit declined to comment but posted on its website Kansas City flights to Chicago O’Hare, Dallas, Detroit, Houston and Las Vegas with connections to other cities. No other service details were available.
Kansas City Aviation Department, city and civic leaders, and an unidentified airline executive will make the official announcement at the airport today, the Kansas City Star reports. The entry of Spirit promises new competition for Southwest Airlines, which has become the dominant carrier in Kansas City with more than 40 percent of the market. It creates the possibility for travelers that the two airlines will directly compete for business to such cities as Chicago.