It has come to light that Spirit Airlines is canceling some of their flights so they can conduct thorough inspections of their planes. This comes as a surprise to customers who had planned on taking those flights, as this is somewhat rare for an airline to do in the middle of an operating schedule.
As it turns out, Spirit Airlines has taken part in a number of highly-regulated maintenance checks since they got off the ground in 2006. Every so often in an effort to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers, the airline will conduct detailed and comprehensive evaluations of the various components of their aircraft. This helps them maintain high standards of safety and quality control when it comes to in-flight operations.
The specific checks that Spirit Airlines is currently undergoing are a series of detailed operational inspections. This ensures that all components integral to the safety of an aircraft are up to date and functioning as intended. Basically, they’re making sure everything works and is in top shape.
It is important to stress that this is a voluntary action taken by Spirit Airlines, and not in response to any safety concerns. In a statement on their website, Spirit Airlines assured customers that “we have proactively elected to take a more detailed look at our aircraft based on the latest safety information, and while the process will sometimes take longer than we expect, we are committed to the highest standards of safety and quality control.”
Although this is a necessary process and some flights are having to be canceled as a result, Spirit Airlines has also made it clear that they are going out of their way to minimize any disruption the delays may cause their customers. If flights are canceled due to inspections, the airline offered to refund the customer’s ticket or have the customer rebooked on the next available flight free of charge.
Spirit Airlines’ commitment to safety and quality control is commendable and should be noted. Passengers can rest assured that their flight with Spirit Airlines will be a safe one, thanks to the airline’s willingness to go the extra mile to make certain their planes are up to the highest safety standards. The fact that they are taking this proactive step to ensure that their planes are meeting the stringent guidelines for quality and safety should give peace of mind to customers who may be inconvenienced by the flight cancellations.