Spirit Airlines, Inc.
Feb 16, 2012
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Spirit Airlines Announces Service From Denver to Carrier's Four Largest Bases: Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas

--$28.79 Fares (each way based on roundtrip purchase)* Available at Spirit.com--

Based on $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees*

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) today announced that it will start non-stop service from Denver International Airport to the carrier's four largest bases. On May 3, 2012, Spirit will begin offering non-stop service from Denver to Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas, with connections available to 29 additional cities throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.

Spirit's new service includes:

To celebrate, Spirit is offering $28.79 fares, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* between Denver and the four new cities of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com.

"We understand that Denver has been looking for an ultra low cost carrier and we are here to satisfy that need," said Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. "Our cheap fares and optional services have saved customers millions because they give consumers the freedom to choose only the extras they value and they only pay for what they use."

"Spirit's decision to initiate service to Denver is great news for the city and the region," Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said.   "New air service generates increased economic activity which translates into jobs for the people of Denver."

"Today our growing family of carriers at DIA has a new arrival," Aviation Manager Kim Day said. "Denver remains a very strong market for air travel, and we look forward to continued growth with the introduction of Spirit's new service. Their flights at Denver will certainly help us continue to see our passenger traffic grow, and it will continue to keep average airfares for this market among the lowest in the country."

"On behalf of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation, I want to thank Spirit Airlines for adding new service at O'Hare International Airport to destinations across the U.S.," said Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "Spirit's daily service to Denver offers Chicagoans a new, super low fare option on this popular route and further expands the multitude of flight offerings at Chicago's airports."

"Spirit's announcement of new flights between Denver and DFW shows that passengers are really responding to their service," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "We are very encouraged to see such tremendous growth from Spirit as they expand their presence in the Dallas/Fort Worth market."

"I congratulate Spirit Airlines on its continued expansion at FLL and their ultra low cost service to key markets like Denver," said Kent George, Airport Director, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

"McCarran welcomes approximately 1,100 arriving visitors from the Denver area each day, making it the airport's sixth-busiest feeder market. Spirit's entry will boost the incoming seat capacity from Denver by more than 100,000 per year, presenting greater choices and flexibility to those who wish to fly to or from Las Vegas," said Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Clark County Deputy Director of Aviation.

"The partnership between Las Vegas and Spirit Airlines began nearly a decade ago and continues to evolve and provide more options for travelers," said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Schedule for Spirit's Denver (DEN) — Chicago O'Hare (ORD) service effective May 3, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Denver — Chicago 1:20 pm 4:45 pm 630 0 Daily
Chicago — Denver 11:05 am 12:40 pm 847 0 Daily

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

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Denver — DFW 7:40 am 10:25 am 116* 0 Daily
  8:30 pm 11:15 pm 720 0 Daily
DFW — Denver 6:10 am 7:00 am 115* 0 Daily
  4:45 pm 5:35 pm 719 0 Daily
*Effective 5/17/12          

Schedule for Spirit's Denver (DEN) — Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective May 3, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Denver — Fort Lauderdale 12:30 am 6:25 am 970** 0 Daily except Sun. & Mon.
  2:30 am 8:25 am 970** 0 Sun. & Mon.
Fort Lauderdale — Denver 9:15 pm 11:35 pm 355 0 Daily except Sat. & Sun.
  11:20 pm 1:40 am 355 0 Sat. & Sun.
**Effective 6/14/12          

Schedule for Spirit's Denver (DEN) — Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective June 14, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Denver — Fort Lauderdale 12:30 am 6:25 am 970 0 Daily
Fort Lauderdale — Denver 9:15 pm 11:35 pm 355 0 Daily

Schedule for Spirit's Denver (DEN) — Las Vegas (LAS) service effective May 3, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Denver — Las Vegas 12:00 pm 12:50 pm 561 0 Daily
  6:15 pm 7:05 pm 719 0 Daily
Las Vegas — Denver 8:30 am 11:20 am 562 0 Daily
  5:00 pm 7:50 pm 720 0 Daily

Fares from $28.79* (each way, including taxes and fees, and based on roundtrip purchase):

  Each Way,
including taxes
and fees
Applicable
Dates
Denver - DFW $28.79
($9 base fare)
3-May 7-May 8-May 9-May 15-May 16-May
DFW - Denver $28.79
($9 base fare)
3-May 7-May 8-May 9-May 15-May 16-May
Denver — Las Vegas $28.79
($9 base fare)
3-May 7-May 8-May 9-May 14-May 15-May
Las Vegas - Denver $28.79
($9 base fare)
3-May 4-May 8-May 9-May 10-May 11-May
Denver - Chicago $28.79
($9 base fare)
3-May 8-May 9-May 10-May 15-May 16-May
Chicago - Denver $28.79
($9 base fare)
3-May 7-May 8-May 9-May 15-May 16-May
Denver — Fort Lauderdale $28.79
($9 base fare)
4-May 8-May 9-May 10-May 15-May 16-May
Fort Lauderdale - Denver $28.79
($9 base fare)
3-May 8-May 9-May 10-May 15-May 16-May

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 190 daily flights to over 45 destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.

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 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.

*Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on spirit.com by 11:59 pm EST on February 17, 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, visit www.spirit.com 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.

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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