Spirit Airlines moving operations center to Tennessee

Tennessee

An Airbus 320 operated by Spirit Airlines approaches for landing at Baltimore Washington International Airport near Baltimore, Maryland on March 11, 2019. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Spirit Airlines and Tennessee officials say the low-cost carrier is moving its operations control center from Florida to the Nashville area.

The project to move the operations center from Miramar, Florida, to Williamson County, Tennessee, represents an investment of $11.3 million and will bring 345 jobs to Tennessee over the next five years, officials said Thursday.

Spirit will move more than 240 positions from Florida to Tennessee, officials said.

The center handles flight dispatch, crew scheduling, maintenance control, aircraft routing, air traffic control coordination and other aspects of the business.

Headquartered in South Florida, Spirit entered the Nashville market in October with nonstop flights to several cities.

“Nashville clearly came out on top in a nationwide search due to geographic location, business climate and its growing aviation sector,” said Ted Christie, president and CEO of Spirit Airlines.

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