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Spirit Airlines Profile

Spirit Airlines A320

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Spirit Airlines At a Glance

  • Spirit and Frontier have mutually terminated their planned merger
  • Sprit and jetBlue Airways have entered into a merger agreement. The two airlines will merge with the jetBlue brand and product surviving
  • If jetBlue merger is approved the total combined airline fleet count will be 493 airplanes
  • New headquarters and advanced training center in Florida
  • Average fleet age of aircraft is 6 years old
  • In January 2023 Spirit pilots approved a new contract that provides boosts to pay and quality of life enhancements


Spirit Airlines is hiring pilots. Applicants apply to first officer positions on company website.

Minimum Requirements to Apply

  • 1,500 hours total time
  • Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot certificate
  • First class medical certificate
  • Valid Passport

Airplane Fleet

  • A319
  • A320
  • A320NEO
  • A321

Airplane Orders

  • A320NEO

Pilot Domiciles

  • Atlantic City International Airport
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • Las Vegas International Airport
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Orlando International Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • Atlanta International Airport
  • Miami International Airport

Spirit Airlines Hourly Pilot Pay Rate

YearCaptainFirst Officer

Compensation Notes

  • International pay override is 8%

Per Diem

  • $2.33/hr


  • 401K: 15% company contribution

Greg started his professional pilot journey in 2002 after graduating from Embry Riddle. Since that time he has accumulated close to 8,000 hours working as a pilot. Greg’s professional experience includes flight instructing, animal tracking, backcountry flying, forest firefighting, passenger charter, part 135 cargo, flying for a regional airline, and working as a manager in charge of a part 135 and part 121 training programs. Greg took a 5 year hiatus from flying and worked in software development and marketing. He has returned to flying and works for a major airline. Greg enjoys educating and helping pilots improve their professional lives and is passionate about applying technology and new methods to help with traditional challenges.

Greg Thomson