April 18, 2012

Spirit Airlines Announces Increased Myrtle Beach Summer Schedule

Ultra Low Fares Resume Between Myrtle Beach and Washington, DC;
Plus Increased Frequencies to Plattsburgh, Niagara Falls and Fort Lauderdale

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 (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced enhancements to its Myrtle Beach summer schedule. Spirit will resume its seasonal service between Myrtle Beach and Washington, DC Reagan National Airport. Starting June 16, 2012, and running through September 1, 2012, Spirit will offer nonstop Saturday-only service for the peak summer travel season.

In addition, Spirit is increasing flights from two to three frequencies per week between Myrtle Beach and Plattsburgh, New York (serving the Montreal, Quebec area) from June 14 - September 1, 2012, and increasing from two to three frequencies per week between Myrtle Beach and Niagara Falls, New York (serving the Buffalo, New York and Toronto, Ontario areas) for the June 21 - September 4, 2012, summer season.

Spirit is also increasing flights between Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach with two additional flights per week through September 4, 2012.

To celebrate its Myrtle Beach summer seasonal service, Spirit is offering fares from $28.79, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* from Myrtle Beach to/from Washington, DC; Plattsburgh, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; and Fort Lauderdale (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com.

"We're pleased Spirit has decided to pick up these routes during the Myrtle Beach area's busy summer travel season. Spirit Airlines has grown to become the largest carrier at Myrtle Beach International Airport, and our market has experienced great success with the airline," said Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. "Access to affordable air service into the Myrtle Beach area is crucial to building our tourism economy, and Spirit is able to provide that to visitors wishing to travel here."

"I think it shows tremendous confidence from Spirit that they so willingly went back to their planners to determine how they could make this new service happen for our community," said Mike La Pier, Director of Airports at MYR. "We have a true partner in Spirit Airlines and we are delighted to have them increase their service for us at this time."

"Spirit is our most valued airline partner, and its willingness to increase nonstop service to Myrtle Beach in markets with proven demand will benefit our entire community and consumers alike," Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday's president, said. "We look forward to working with Spirit to bring golfers to the Grand Strand and to help insure the success of the additional flights."

Schedule for Spirit's Myrtle Beach (MYR) - Washington, DC Reagan National (DCA) seasonal service effective June 16 - September 1, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Myrtle Beach - Washington, DC 1:38 pm 2:55 pm 548 0 Saturdays
Washington, DC - Myrtle Beach 3:35 pm 4:51 pm 547 0 Saturdays

Schedule for Spirit's Myrtle Beach (MYR) - Plattsburgh, NY (PBG) service increasing to three days per week effective June 14 - September 4, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Myrtle Beach - Plattsburgh, NY/Montreal 1:42 pm 3:50 pm 820 0 Mon, Wed, Fri
Plattsburgh, NY - Myrtle Beach 4:35 pm 6:43 pm 819 0 Mon, Wed, Fri

Schedule for Spirit's Myrtle Beach (MYR) - Niagara Falls, NY (IAG) service increasing to three days per week effective June 21 - September 4, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Myrtle Beach - Niagara Falls, NY 1:50 pm 3:40 pm 226 0 Tue, Thur, Sun
Niagara Falls, NY - Myrtle Beach 4:30 pm 6:20 pm 289 0 Tue, Thur, Sun

Schedule for Spirit's Myrtle Beach (MYR) - Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective June 14 - September 4, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Myrtle Beach - Fort Lauderdale 7:59 am 9:38 am 103 0 Daily
  1:29 pm 3:10 pm 541* 0 Thur, Sun
Fort Lauderdale - Myrtle Beach 7:27 am 9:08 am 540* 0 Thur, Sun
  8:10 pm 9:50 pm 126 0 Daily

*Additional MYR-FLL frequencies effective 06/14/12 through 09/04/12 only.

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

  Each Way, including taxes and fees Applicable Dates
Myrtle Beach - Washington, DC $28.79
($9 base fare)
23-Jun-12, 14-Jul-12, 04-Aug-12
Washington, DC - Myrtle Beach $28.79
($9 base fare)
23-Jun-12, 14-Jul-12, 04-Aug-12
Myrtle Beach - Plattsburgh, NY $28.79
($9 base fare)
18-Jun-12, 20-Jun-12, 20-Aug-12, 22-Aug-12
Plattsburgh, NY - Myrtle Beach $28.79
($9 base fare)
18-Jun-12, 20-Jun-12, 20-Aug-12, 22-Aug-12
Myrtle Beach - Niagara Falls, NY $28.79
($9 base fare)
21-Jun-12, 26-Jun-12, 07-Aug-12, 23-Aug-12
Niagara Falls, NY - Myrtle Beach $28.79
($9 base fare)
21-Jun-12, 26-Jun-12, 07-Aug-12, 23-Aug-12
Myrtle Beach - Fort Lauderdale $28.79
($9 base fare)
18-Jun-12, 19-Jun-12, 10-Jul-12, 21-Aug-12
Fort Lauderdale - Myrtle Beach $28.79
($9 base fare)
18-Jun-12, 19-Jun-12, 10-Jul-12, 21-Aug-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.

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*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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