August 18, 2011

Spirit Airlines Starts Service to Five New Cities from Chicago

--Fares from $9* Available at www.spirit.com--

Miramar, Florida (August 18, 2011) - Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE) today starts non-stop service to four new cities from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, including Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit and New York LaGuardia, and service to Orlando begins on November 10, 2011.

  • Boston (one daily flight plus a second daily flight seasonally)

  • Dallas/Fort Worth (twice daily flights plus third daily flight seasonally)

  • Detroit (two daily flights)

  • New York LaGuardia (one daily flight plus a second daily flight starting in September)

  • Orlando (daily flight starting November 10, 2011)

To celebrate, Spirit is offering fares from $9* (each way based on round trip purchase) available today and tomorrow only at www.spirit.com.

"We are thrilled to be adding service from Chicago to five new cities and are excited to be giving even more consumers the opportunity to save money on travel.  Our ultra low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee allows customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value," said Spirit Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle.

"We commend Spirit Airlines for substantially increasing its U.S. travel destinations from O'Hare International Airport," said Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino.  "New air service to the Chicago market is an important part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vision to bolster Chicago's leading position in the global aviation system while creating new economic opportunities.  Spirit's focus on sustainability, including the efficiency of its modern fleet, and energy conservation programs at Spirit headquarters, are a great fit with Chicago's green initiatives and the CDA's strong commitment to the environment."

"We are extremely pleased to see Spirit Airlines add service from DFW to Chicago O'Hare, in addition to its service to Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport.  "It's great to see that Spirit sees an opportunity for growth and competition here at DFW, which will benefit our passengers with even more travel options and competitive fares."

"With Spirit flying from Boston Logan International Airport to Chicago's O'Hare Airport, the low-cost carrier brings competition to an important market," said Ed Freni, Director of Aviation at Massport. "This is great news for New England because competition means lower fares and consumers - whether they are traveling for business or leisure - end up winning."

"Adding Spirit Airlines to the Detroit-Chicago mix is exciting for our customers, and important for Detroit Metropolitan Airport," said Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) Board Chair Renee Axt. "It gives passengers more options, keeps costs down and grows the business market between the two cities."  

About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE) empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while creating new jobs.  Spirit's modern fleet, configuration and other innovations enable Spirit to burn less fuel per seat than competitors, making Spirit the most environmentally-friendly U.S. carrier.  Spirit's all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 175 daily flights to over 45 destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.

Media Note:
Spirit aircraft photos and video b-roll is available at http://marketing.spiritair.com/press.

*Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on spirit.com by 11:59PM ET on August 19, 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.

Media Contacts:
Misty Pinson
Director, Corporate Communications
misty.pinson@spirit.com
954-628-4827/cell 954-918-9432

Manuel Jaquez
Senior Manager Commercial - Latin America
manuel.jaquez@spirit.com
954-628-4898




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