April 18, 2012

Spirit Airlines Announces Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Portland, Oregon

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

Miramar, Florida (April 18, 2012) - Spirit Airlines today announced new service to its 15th nonstop destination from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Starting June 21, 2012, Spirit will offer its ultra low fare service on one daily nonstop flight between Dallas/Fort Worth and Portland, Oregon.

To celebrate, Spirit is offering fares from $28.79, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* between Dallas/Fort Worth and Portland, Oregon (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com.

Spirit has more than quadrupled the number of cities it serves from Dallas/Fort Worth since starting service to the Metroplex nearly a year ago on May 5, 2011. The airline started with nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas, followed by Chicago, and now also offers nonstop service to Atlanta, Boston, New York LaGuardia, Orlando and Phoenix/Mesa. On May 3, 2012, Spirit starts daily service to Denver and three weekly flights to Myrtle Beach, and on May 4, 2012, Spirit begins four weekly flights to Tampa. The airline also recently announced that it will start nonstop daily service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Toluca/Mexico City, Detroit and San Diego on June 21, 2012.

"Customers from throughout the Metroplex are continuing to respond favorably to our ultra low fares," said Spirit's Executive Vice President and native Texan Barry Biffle. "And we are proud to continue giving them what they want - really low fares to even more destinations throughout the Americas".

"Today's announcement of new daily, nonstop service to Portland, Oregon, by Spirit Airlines is the 15th new route at DFW for Spirit since the airline launched initial service here just last May," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "It's very exciting to see Spirit's growth and success at DFW, as well as all the new travel choices being offered to passengers by low cost airlines."

"We welcome Spirit's expansion at Portland International Airport," said David Zielke, Port of Portland general manager of air service development. "Spirit is a welcome addition at PDX since launching nonstop service to Las Vegas in September, and we expect equal enthusiasm from our community for this new nonstop route to Dallas/Fort Worth."

Schedule for Spirit's Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Portland, Oregon (PDX) service effective June 21, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Dallas/Fort Worth - Portland, Oregon 11:00 pm 12:50 am +1 875 0 Daily
Portland, Oregon - Dallas/Fort Worth 12:40 am 6:25 am 458* 0 Daily
*Service begins June 22, 2012.

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

  Each Way, including taxes and fees Applicable Dates
Dallas/Fort Worth - Portland, Oregon $28.79
($9 base fare)
23-Jun-12, 24-Jun-12, 10-Sep-12, 11-Sep-12, 12-Sep-12, 17-Sep-12
Portland, Oregon - Dallas/Fort Worth $28.79
($9 base fare)
25-Jun-12, 26-Jun-12, 10-Sep-12, 11-Sep-12, 12-Sep-12, 17-Sep-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 190 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 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 11:59PM EST on April 19, 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. $28.79 fares are applicable on nonstop flights only. 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 government taxes and fees apply to your domestic air travel:

  • A 7.5% Federal Excise Tax.
  • 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 round trip.
  • 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.

The following carrier fees apply to your domestic air travel:

  • 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 government taxes and fees apply to your international air travel:

  • International arrival/departure tax of $16.70 for each arrival and departure to and from the U.S.
  • 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.
  • Non-U.S. government taxes and fees of up to 19% of total fare.

The following carrier fees apply to your international air travel:

  • 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 international reservations excluding bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations as well as flights originating in or departing from airports in Colombia or Panama. No fee will apply to certain discount fares.

All Air Travel
Most fares include 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 ancillary charges.
For a complete list of rules and regulations please refer to Spirit Airlines' 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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