June 13, 2011

Spirit Airlines Starts Service Between Fort Lauderdale and San Salvador, El Salvador

--$19 Fares* Available at www.spirit.com--

Miramar, Florida (June 13, 2011) – Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE) today started further expanding its network of ultra low fares throughout Central America with the introduction of service between Fort Lauderdale and San Salvador, El Salvador. Spirit now operates three non-stop flights per week between Fort Lauderdale and San Salvador, El Salvador.
 
Spirit is offering $19 fares* (each way based on round-trip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spiritair.com.
 
“With the arrival of Spirit to El Salvador, an airline known for cheap fares, we hope to attract more international tourists to our country. This is a major achievement as it will boost El Salvador’s tourism market to the world,” said El Salvador’s Minister of Tourism Jose Napoleon Duarte Durán.” Duarte added that “this kind of competition benefits the users and general public, and strengthens us as a potential destination in Central America.”
 
"The Civil Aviation Authority of El Salvador is pleased to extend a warm welcome to Spirit Airlines. As of June 14, 2011, Spirit Airlines is providing a new option for Salvadoran people with their new San Salvador – Fort Lauderdale service,” said Alirio Jose Serrano, Board President Director, Civil Aviation Authority of El Salvador. “The Civil Aviation Authority of El Salvador is making every effort to ensure the accessibility and safety of commercial air transport, and at the same time to further President Funes’ objective for our sector to benefit the Salvadoran people.”
 
Schedule for Spirit’s Fort Lauderdale – San Salvador, El Salvador Service Effective June 13, 2011:
 

 
Depart
Arrive
Flight #
Stops
Frequency
Fort Lauderdale to
San Salvador, El Salvador
11:30 pm
12:20 am+1
155
0
Mon, Wed, Sat
San Salvador, El Salvador to
Fort Lauderdale
1:10 am
5:45 am
150*
0
Tue, Thur, Sun

 
$19 Introductory Fares* (each way based on round-trip purchase):
 

 
One-Way
Applicable Dates
Fort Lauderdale –
San Salvador, El Salvador
$19
03-Sep-11, 10-Sep-11, 03-Oct-11, 08-Oct-11, 10-Oct-11, 17-Oct-11, 19-Oct-11, 24-Oct-11
San Salvador, El Salvador –
Fort Lauderdale
$19
18-Sep-11, 27-Sep-11, 29-Sep-11, 06-Oct-11, 09-Oct-11, 13-Oct-11, 20-Oct-11, 23-Oct-11
 
 
 

 
 
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines (www.spirit.com) is the largest Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. As the unbundling leader in the industry, Spirit allows consumers the option of paying only for the features they value without subsidizing the choices of others. Its all-Airbus fleet, the youngest in the Americas, flies more than 150 daily flights to over 40 destinations. The company is based in South Florida.
 
*Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on spirit.com by 11:59PM ET on June 15, 2011 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by market direction. Fares are based each way on roundtrip purchase and roundtrip travel is required, but these fares may be combined with other valid and applicable Spirit Airlines fares on other dates of travel. To become a member of the Spirit Airlines $9 Fare Club, please go to www.spirit.com for more details. Not all markets are operated on a daily basis during the travel period, or necessarily for the entire travel period -- please see www.spirit.com for details.
 
Travel within the United States
Quoted fare includes the base fare, any fuel surcharges and a 7.5% U.S. excise tax. The quoted fare does not include the following taxes and fees that may apply to your air travel:
- September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $5.00 each way.
-           Domestic Segment Tax: A segment tax of $3.70 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing).
- Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $9.00 each way per traveling customer.
- Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $8.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to all reservations excluding bookings created directly at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.
 
International Flights (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
Quoted fare includes the base fare and any fuel surcharges. The quoted fare does not include the following taxes and fees that may apply to your air travel:
- September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $5.00 each way.
- APHIS User Fee of up to $5.00 per traveling customer upon arrival to the U.S.
- Immigration User Fee of up to $7.00 per traveling customer upon arrival to the U.S.
- Customs User Fee of up to $5.50 per traveling customer upon arrival to the U.S.
- Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $9.00 each way per traveling customer.
- International arrival/departure tax of $16.30 for each arrival and departure to and from the U.S.
- Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $13.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to all international reservations excluding bookings created directly at Spirit Airlines' airport locations as well as flights originating in or departing from airports in Colombia or Panama.
- Non-U.S. government taxes and fees of up to 19% of total fare.
 
All Travel
- Most fares include Fuel Pass Through; however, certain fares exclude Fuel Pass Through, including itineraries originating in Colombia where there is a mandated fuel surcharge that differs from the Fuel Pass Through.
- All fares are subject to change until confirmed and purchased.
- All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes or cancellations made to itineraries will be subject to change fees, any fare differential, any differences in government taxes and fees and carrier ancillary charges.
- Refundable fares purchased on or before October 25, 2010, are unrestricted and fully refundable. Changes and cancellations are permitted without a change fee; however, any new reservation will be a non-refundable fare.
- For a complete list of rules and regulations please read our Contract of Carriage.
 
Other Fees
Additional baggage fees, change fees, and advance seat assignment fees may apply.
 
Please go to www.spirit.com for a complete list of Spirit Airlines' Travel Policies and Contract of Carriage.
 
 
 
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Media Note:
Spirit aircraft photos and video b-roll is available at http://marketing.spirit.com/press.
 
 
Media Contacts:
Misty Pinson
Director, Corporate Communications
misty.pinson@spirit.com
954-6285-4827/cell 954-918-9432
 
Manuel Jaquez (Latin America & Caribbean)
manuel.jaquez@spirit.com 
954-628-4898


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