Spirit expands Fort Lauderdale-N.Y. service By Henry Magenheim / October 21, 1998 Share 1 -- MELBOURNE -- Spirit Airlines plans to expand its Florida service. On Nov. 12, Fort Lauderdale-New York (Newark) service will be stepped up from one roundtrip to two per day, said John Ruzich, vice president and chief marketing officer. Also on that date, Spirit will inaugurate service from Islip, N.Y. to three cities: Fort Myers, Tampa and West Palm Beach.Existing Florida service from Atlantic City, N.J., is available to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa; from Detroit, service is available to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa.Spirit recently inaugurated scheduled flights from Melbourne to New York (LaGuardia); from West Palm Beach to Detroit and West Palm Beach to Atlantic City. Two roundtrips per day are operated between Melbourne and New York, except for Saturdays and Sundays when one is provided.Among operators working with Spirit are Adventure Vacations, Hunt Valley, Md., and Players Choice Golf & Sports Tours, Fort Myers, Fla. Spirit Airlines Phone: (800) 772-7117 CRS: all, code NK Adventure Vacations Phone (800) 638-9040 Players Choice Golf & Sports Tours Phone: (800) 477-8687.