Florida-based ultra-low-cost carrier (LCC) Spirit Airlines is confident it can compete effectively with Frontier Airlines in Atlanta while not taking too much share from Delta Air Lines, a Spirit executive told ATW. For Delta, Spirit is relying upon a familiar argument—that a legacy carrier can’t compete with an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC). In a recent presentation to investors, Spirit estimated Delta has an adjusted cost per available seat mile (CASM) that is 59% higher than ...

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