Spirit Airlines to move some control center operations to Orlando; create jobs (by Richard Bilbao)

Spirit Airlines plans to increase its operations at Orlando International Airport and create more local jobs.

The airport announced that the Miramar-based airliner will to move part of its operational control center — which helps it track flights — from South Florida to Orlando starting in June. That means 75 positions, or 40% of the jobs in South Florida, will move to Central Florida. The number of jobs in Orlando may grow to 100 eventually.

The airline’s headquarters will remain in South Florida.

Spirit Airlines’ operational control center “handles critical tasks associated with keeping planes moving through its network,” said the Orlando airport in a news release.

Spirit Airlines is the second busiest passenger carrier at Orlando International Airport, with 3.98 million travelers during the Orlando airport’s fiscal 2019-2020, which ended in September.