Spirit Airlines has found unexpected success flying out of the Arnold Palmer Airport in Latrobe. The airline started air service to Ft. Lauderdale, FL from Latrobe on February 12th of this year. Since then more then 10,000 passengers have flown out of Latrobe.
Golf legend Arnold Palmer was on hand to cut the ribbon for the inaugural flight to Myrtle Beach, SC last week. Now there are two destinations for travelers to choose from when flying out of Arnold Palmer Airport.
Passengers using Spirit Airlines at Latrobe can expect to fly on an Airbus 319. The aircraft has a capacity of 149 passengers and flights are generally 95-100 percent full. No puddle jumpers here folks. Fares are extremely competitive which has prompted passengers to come from as far away as New York and Canada. There is also free parking and the airport has easy access.
The Westmoreland County Airport Authority received an $8,000 grant from the Laurel Highland Visitors Bureau to advertise in Florida and North Carolina. The Visitors Bureau is looking to attract travelers from the South to the Laurel Highlands for the regions many outdoors activities and resorts.
For more information about the Arnold Palmer Airport click here: http://www.palmerairport.com/index.html