Spirit Airlines, Inc.
Nov 7, 2017

Hot Winter Deals to Florida! Spirit Airlines Begins New Nonstop Daily Service from Hartford and Pittsburgh to Tampa and Fort Myers

Seasonal routes start November 9, 2017, include new service from Chicago to West Palm Beach

MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With Old Man Winter right around the corner, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is bringing the heat and its ultra-low fares to Connecticut, western Massachusetts and western Pennsylvania with new seasonal service to Florida's Gulf Coast. Beginning November 9, 2017, Spirit will start daily, nonstop service from Hartford's Bradley International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport to Tampa International Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. Spirit is also delivering a new winter escape to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport with new daily service to Palm Beach International Airport.

But fear not winter warriors, that's not all! Spirit will also resume its popular seasonal service this week across the country. The new seasonal schedule operates from November 9, 2017 through April 11, 2018, and includes:

  
Atlantic City (ACY) to/fromWest Palm Beach (PBI)
Boston (BOS) to/fromWest Palm Beach (PBI)
 Tampa (TPA)
 Fort Myers (RSW)
Akron-Canton (CAK) to/fromTampa (TPA)
 Fort Myers (RSW)
Cleveland (CLE) to/from Tampa (TPA)
 Fort Myers (RSW)
Latrobe (LBE) to/fromTampa (TPA)
 Fort Myers (RSW)
Minneapolis-St.Paul (MSP) to/fromFort Lauderdale (FLL)
 Phoenix (PHX)
 Tampa (TPA)
 Fort Myers (RSW)
Chicago (ORD) to/fromPhoenix (PHX)
  

"We know that when the temperatures drop in the north, our Guests need more ultra-low cost options to escape the cold," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit's new service to Florida from Hartford, Pittsburgh and Chicago, coupled with our resuming seasonal service to warm weather destinations, delivers on our promise to be the leader in vacation savings for leisure travelers."

From Pittsburgh, Spirit operates up to seven daily flights, including service to Dallas-Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Fort Myers and Tampa. Spirit operates several daily flights from Hartford, including service to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Fort Myers and Tampa. Both airports joined Spirit's network earlier this year.

"Spirit is a leader in the ultra-low cost market, and we are incredibly excited to have them in Pittsburgh," Pittsburgh International Airport CEO Christina Cassotis said. "For them to enter our market in such a big way and already expand their presence to two additional markets — Tampa and Ft. Myers — is remarkable. We look forward to our continued partnership."

"We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with Spirit Airlines at Bradley International Airport, as the Fort Myers and Tampa service bring us to five nonstop routes added by the airline over the past seven months," said Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E. "Spirit's service has been very well-received by our Bradley passengers, and we are pleased to continue enhancing options for our travelers."

The winter season also leads to a major ramp-up at Spirit's Gulf Coast airports. Beginning November 9, Tampa will serve 16 cities with 18 daily flights and Fort Myers jumps to 15 daily flights to 11 cities. Floridians looking to travel north can find incredible deals this winter, with Spirit expecting even more growth at these airports in the coming months.

Guests can check out the crazy-low fares and vacation packages available to all of Spirit's destinations at the redesigned spirit.com, where they can also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers.

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 more than 30% less*. Our customers start with an unbundled 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 450 daily flights to 60 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at spirit.com.

*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics

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