Spirit Airlines said Sunday it is temporarily suspending service at airports in Newark, Hartford, Conn.; and New York City, Niagara Falls and Plattsburg, N.Y. effectively immediately through at least through May 4.
Spirit is taking this action in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel advisory warning against all non-essential travel to and from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey for 14 days due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
This domestic travel advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply.
“Taking care of our guests and team members continues to be our number one priority as we navigate these unprecedented times,” Spirit told NJBIZ. “Guests booked on these flights will receive emails notifying them of the change and explaining their options.”
The airline’s service is suspended at Newark International Airport in New Jersey; Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport; and LaGaurdia Airport, Niagara Falls International Airport and Plattsburgh International Airport in New York.
Spirit will reduce service to and from Atlantic City Airport, but some flights will continue operating.
“As the only commercial carrier at ACY, we want to maintain the option for employees of critical infrastructure to travel when they must,” Spirit told NJBIZ. “Additionally, ACY serves as a crew base for Spirit. Operating limited service from the airport allows us to support our team members who staff flights across Spirit’s network.”