February 1, 2012

Spirit Airlines Announces Service Between Myrtle Beach and Dallas/Fort Worth

--$28.79 Introductory Fares (each way based on round trip purchase)* Available at Spirit.com--
Based on $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees*

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) today announced that it will begin offering three non-stop flights per week between Myrtle Beach and Dallas/Fort Worth starting May 3, 2012.  

To celebrate the new seasonal service, Spirit is offering $28.79 introductory fares, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* between Myrtle Beach and Dallas/Fort Worth (each way based on round trip purchase) available today and tomorrow only at www.spirit.com.

"The introduction of our ultra low fares between Myrtle Beach and Dallas/Fort Worth offers travelers the ideal and affordable opportunity to take advantage of the renowned golf courses and other leisure activities both destinations have to offer," says Spirit's Senior Director of Network Planning Mark Kopczak. "Our cheap base fares give consumers the opportunity to save money on travel, and our range of optional services for a fee allows customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value."

"We are pleased to see Spirit Airlines growing its presence at DFW Airport by adding service three days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday) to Myrtle Beach starting May 3, 2012," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "Spirit's combination of low fares and fun-loving attitude have proven very popular with passengers, and are among the reasons DFW Airport has gained over 800,000 new passengers over the last year from low-cost carriers like Spirit. We're confident Spirit will continue to find new opportunities for service from the Dallas/Fort Worth market."

"We're excited to see that our partnership with Spirit Airlines continues to expand with increased service to new and exciting destinations. We know that Dallas presents a great opportunity for leisure travelers, as well as opens doors for our residents and business travelers alike. We look forward to continuing to grow this market with our community partners," said Michael La Pier, Director of Airports, Myrtle Beach International Airport.

"Dallas is one of the nation's premier golf markets, so it's a natural fit for Myrtle Beach," said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "The addition of non-stop, low-cost flight service will open our fairways to one of the game's hotbeds, and we can't wait to expose Dallas area residents to the quality and value of a Myrtle Beach golf trip."

"The ability for potential visitors to find lower priced airfare into the Myrtle Beach area is crucial when it comes to marketing the area as an affordable vacation spot. We're pleased to see Spirit Air add Dallas as a non-stop destination into Myrtle Beach as one of Spirit Air's strengths is their ability to offer lower priced airfare to customers," said Brad Dean, President and CEO, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

Schedule for Spirit's Myrtle Beach (MYR) — Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) service effective May 3, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
From Myrtle Beach to Dallas/Fort Worth 8:10 pm 10:15 pm 823 0 Tue., Thur., Sun.
From Dallas/Fort Worth to Myrtle Beach 3:50 pm 7:30 pm 822 0 Tue., Thur., Sun.

$28.79 Introductory Fares* (each way, including taxes and fees, and based on round trip purchase):

  One Way, including taxes and fees Applicable Dates
Myrtle Beach-
Dallas/Fort Worth
$28.79
($9.00 base fare)
03-May-12, 08-May-12, 10-May-12, 15-May-12, 17-May-12, 22-May-12
Dallas/Fort Worth-
Myrtle Beach
$28.79
($9.00 base fare)
06-May-12, 08-May-12, 15-May-12, 20-May-12, 22-May-12, 05-Jun-12

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 one of the most environmentally-friendly U.S. carriers. 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.

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*Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on spirit.com by 11:59PM ET on February 2, 2012 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. Lower fares generally available at the airport and are subject to availability. To become a member of Spirit Airlines $9 Fare Club, click here for membership details and Terms and Conditions. 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.

Air Travel within the United States

Quoted fare includes the base fare plus any applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges. The following taxes and fees apply to your domestic air travel:

- The $28.79 introductory fare is only available for nonstop flights.

- September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $10 per roundtrip.

- Domestic Segment Tax: A segment tax of $3.80 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing).

- Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $18 per round trip per customer in local airport charges.

- Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $16.99 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. A lower fee of $8.99 may apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.

- Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee: Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee of $2.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. No fee will apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.

International Air Travel (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

Quoted fare includes the base fare plus any applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges. The following taxes and fees apply to your international 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 $10 per roundtrip.

- 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 $16.70 for each arrival and departure to and from the U.S.

- Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $16.99 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most international reservations excluding bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations as well as flights originating in or departing from airports in Colombia or Panama. A lower fee of $8.99 may apply to certain discount fares.

- Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee: Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee of $2.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. No fee will apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.

- Non-U.S. government taxes and fees of up to 19% of total fare.

All Air 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 purchased.

- All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable except that refunds are allowed for reservations made 7 days or more prior to departure and provided that a refund request is made within 24 hours of initial reservation. Changes or cancellations made to itineraries will be subject to change fees, any fare differential, any differences in government taxes and fees and, with the exception of fees for carry-on bags and first and second checked-in bags, any difference in carrier's ancillary charges.

- For a complete list of rules and regulations, please refer to Spirit Airlines' Contract of Carriage.

Packages/Car Rentals

Rates include flight and hotel taxes and fees. Car rental rates do not include taxes, airport fees, insurance, options, underage driver charges (if applicable) or fuel costs, all of which must be paid directly to the rental car company and are subject to change by each individual State and/or location.

Other Fees

Additional baggage fees, change fees, and advance seat assignment fees may apply.

MEDIA NOTE: Spirit aircraft photos and video b-roll are available in the press room section of spirit.com at http://www.spirit.com/Pressrelease.aspx.

CONTACT: 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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