MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines is bringing its ultra-low fares to Cuba's famous capital city. Today, Spirit begins twice-daily nonstop service to Havana's José Martí International Airport (HAV) from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
"As South Florida's hometown airline, we recognize the significance of this new service," said Bob Fornaro, President and CEO of Spirit Airlines. "Spirit is proud to be a part of history today, offering ultra-low fares to Havana and opening a new chapter of affordable travel to this remarkably unique destination."
In addition to this new nonstop service, Spirit will provide connecting service from an additional 20 U.S. cities via Fort Lauderdale. Havana will become Spirit's 59th destination and 13th Caribbean airport. It follows the addition of service at the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and at the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK).
Spirit's new flights to Cuba are available for purchase now. Tickets will include Cuban government-required health insurance and applicable taxes. Any customer traveling to Cuba must meet one of twelve approved travel categories by the U.S. Department of Treasury. For details regarding all travel requirements or to find out more about Spirit's Havana service, please head to our Cuba travel page.
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About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average much lower than other airlines, on average nearly 40% less*. Our customers start with an unbundled, stripped-down Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows them to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — the things other airlines bake right into their ticket prices. We help people save money and travel more often, create new jobs and stimulate business growth in the communities we serve. Our Fit Fleet is one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 400 daily flights to more than 58 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.
*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics
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