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Spirit Air Lines

Corporate Information

The carrier has corporate offices in Miramar, Fla. and a total of 2,230 employees, including 228 pilots-in-charge, 207 other pilots and 632 flight attendants.
Source: FAA Air Operators database, last updated Jan 4, 2010; Regional Airline Association 2009 Annual Report

Safety Record, 2002-2009

Onboard fatalitiesNone
Accidents1
Other reported incidents1
Accidents resulting in serious onboard injuryNone
Serious accidents per billion passenger miles
Serious accidents are those that resulted in at least one serious onboard injury.
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of BTS annual traffic statistics, NTSB accident data

June 2009 Traffic Summary

Departures4,855
Passengers623,801
Average Seats149.6
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Incident/Accident History

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuries
Incident Wichita, Kan.
See incident details
June 4, 2002 0 0
Accident Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
See incident details
Sept. 18, 2005 0 0
Source: National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010