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Spirit Airlines Slammed By Second Day Of Cancellations And Delays As ‘Perfect Storm’ Bites

Courtesy Phillip Riggins
Pre-pandemic image of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Hundreds of travelers in Broward County and beyond were stranded on Monday after Spirit Airlines cancelled over 250 flights nationwide.

Spirit spokesman Erik Hofmeyer blamed cancellations and delays on weather and “other operational challenges.” The airline did not respond to requests for comment Monday.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reported 74 flight cancellations Monday, 68 of which were from Spirit Airlines, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.com. On Sunday, Spirit accounted for 34 of 37 cancellations at the airport.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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