Spirit Airlines says it is searching for some "caring, reliable, energetic and fun friends" to join its team. In other words, it's looking to hire some new flight attendants.

Atlantic City International Airport's dominant carrier will get the hiring process under way on Wednesday by holding a job fair at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel. There will be two sessions, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Maggie Espin-Christina, Spirit's senior manager of internal communications, said the airline plans to hire 22 new flight attendants for its Atlantic City operations. It already has 62 Atlantic City-based attendants.

Espin-Christina said the hirings reflect Spirit's growth. She noted that Spirit is committed to offering competitive pay based on experience, but she did not divulge salary figures.

Spirit currently is the only scheduled carrier serving the Atlantic City market, flying to the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach and the golfing mecca of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Last week, Spirit announced it will launch seasonal service between Atlantic City and Boston on March 20. The South Jersey Transportation Authority, the airport owner, says on its website that Spirit also plans to resume seasonal service this spring to Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit. No details have been released yet on the Spirit flights to those cities.

As previously announced, United Airlines is starting new service to Atlantic City from its Chicago and Houston hubs on April 1. United and Spirit will now compete for passengers on the Atlantic City-Chicago route.

Staff writer Brian Ianieri contributed to this report.

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