Spirit breaks ground on $250 million headquarters near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Posted by: Dustin Taylor
Spirit breaks ground on $250 million headquarters near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Spirit to add 225 more jobs and move 1,000 Miramar-based employees to the new campus in Dania Beach, Fla., in 2022
Company Release - 1/9/2020 10:25 AM ET
MIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE), America’s fastest-growing airline, today held a groundbreaking ceremony with Spirit Team Members, local and state officials, and business leaders to celebrate the construction of its new corporate headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla. Spirit is investing up to $250 million for the creation of a corporate campus of up to 500,000 square feet of space, and the airline plans to add 225 additional jobs over the next five years.
In 2022, approximately 1,000 employees are planned to move from the company’s current facilities in Miramar to the new Dania Pointe site just minutes away from Spirit’s largest operating base, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The development will include corporate offices, a new crew training facility with flight simulators, and a corporate training residence all designed for more streamlined workflow and quick access to the airport.
Spirit recently completed the purchase of land from Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM), the owner and principal developer of Dania Pointe, to secure the land. Gensler will be the architectural firm, and Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) was selected as the project advisor. Spirit estimates the total capital outlay for the project will be approximately $250 million over the next 36 months. The new campus will be located in the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) District, and the Dania Beach CRA also supported the project.
“Spirit has called South Florida home for more than 20 years. This new investment will keep us connected to the community while improving our team’s efficiency and ability to support what is an ever-expanding international operation,” said Spirit Airlines President and CEO Ted Christie. “We look forward to partnering with our community, creating more jobs and driving future economic development as South Florida’s Hometown Airline.”
“Spirit Airlines is a major job creator for our state, and we are excited that they have chosen to expand their Florida footprint with this new corporate campus,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Today’s groundbreaking is just another indication that Florida remains the best state in the nation to start or grow a business.”
“Tourism and transportation go hand in hand, which is why we are excited that Spirit Airlines is expanding in Broward county,” said Jamal Sowell, President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. “Today’s groundbreaking is great for Spirit and the Sunshine State as our economy continues to grow.”
Click here to read the initial announcement in October 2019.
About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows our Guests to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — something we call À La Smarte. We make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 600 daily flights to 75 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving the communities we serve. Come save with us at spirit.com. At Spirit Airlines, we go. We go for you.