Spirit Airlines Inc was founded in 1964 as Clippert Trucking Company, a Michigan corporation. It began air charter operations in 1990 and was renamed as Spirit Airlines, Inc. in 1992. In 1994, the Company was reincorporated in Delaware. The Company is an airline based in Miramar, Florida. The Company's all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 385 daily flights to over 56 destinations in the United States, Caribbean and Latin America. Its route network included 130 markets served by 56 airports throughout North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The majority of its tickets are sold through direct channels including online via www.spirit.com, its call center and the ticket counter with spirit.com being the primary channel. Its competitors include traditional network airlines, low-cost carriers, and regional airlines. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and affecting matters such as aircraft engine emissions, aircraft noise emissions and the discharge or disposal of materials and chemicals, which laws and regulations are administered by numerous state and federal agencies.
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