Spirit Airlines relocating operations control center to Williamson County

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 09:44:56-05

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Spirit Airlines will relocate its operations control center from Miramar, Florida to Williamson County.

Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe made the announcement on Thursday.

The commercial airline will bring about 350 jobs to the area, which includes relocating more than 240 positions from South Florida and creating 100 additional jobs in Tennessee.

Spirit Airlines says it will invest $11.3 million in Williamson County over the next five years.

The operations control center serves as Spirit's mission-critical operations function that directs operational control over all the company's flights. This includes flight dispatch, crew scheduling, maintenance control, aircraft routing, air traffic control coordination, guest solutions and more.

Spirit is the country's seventh-largest commercial airline and operates more than 650 flights a day to 77 destinations.

The company recently began offering flights to and from Nashville last fall. Spirit currently offers nonstop flights from Nashville to Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Orlando and Tampa. Soon, the airline will add nonstop flights from Nashville to Austin, Cancun, Newark and Los Angeles.