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Spirit in the sky? No more in Niagara Falls

Airline to stop service at NFIA
Canceled flight leads to passenger brawl at Spirit Airlines ticket counter
Posted at 9:43 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 22:05:10-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — The NFTA says Spirit Airlines will suspend service in and out of Niagara Falls International Airport, starting on October 6th.

A note from the agenda of the NFTA's Aviation Board meeting says Spirit Airlines flights declined by 33% between September of 2019 and this month.

The closure of the Canadian border to non-essential travel, and state travel restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic are the primary reasons for the move.

According to the agenda, Canadians made up 83% of the people who parked at Niagara Falls International Airport over the last 12 months.

The airline may resume operations at the airport next summer, dependent on the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation market.