Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will add daily, year-round non-stop service from Philadelphia International Airport to Cancun starting on March 1, 2020.
“Cancun is a very popular destination for vacationers,” said airport CEO Chellie Cameron. “This is great news for travelers in the region who want to visit this beautiful resort. We are pleased that Spirit has added Cancun to their non-stop service from Philadelphia, and we look forward to more flights to more cities.”
Nonstop flights to Cancun are also available from Philadelphia on Frontier and American Airlines.
Earlier this year, Spirit launched service from Philadephia to San Juan and New Orleans. Cancun will increase Spirit’s destinations from Philadelphia to 12. The airline has been serving the airport since 2013.
The three-way competition could hold down fares. Both Frontier and Spirit offer low-fare service with extra charges for luggage, soft drinks, and other services.
In addition, United Airlines will re-launch daily service between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and its hub at Dulles International Airport starting in May 2020.
United, which is resuming the PHL-Dulles service that was discontinued last winter, will operate four daily flights each way using Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft. When the service restarts on May 8, 2020, United will be the only carrier at PHL serving Dulles.
The Dulles flights allow more connections to destinations in the U.S. and overseas. United also has a hub at Newark, NJ. Dulles is located in the tech corridor of northern Virginia.
Flights between Philadelphia and the nation’s capital are currently operated by American Airlines, which flies into Washington National (DCA).