Miramar, Florida (July 3, 2012) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced that it is starting service on September 6, 2012, from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with twice daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth. The new service also offers customers connections to 29 destinations throughout the Americas.
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"We are pleased to welcome Spirit Airlines, which will offer additional flight options and low fares for our customers," said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport. "BWI Marshall has the longstanding reputation as the convenient, 'easy come, easy go' airport for the Washington-Baltimore region. The addition of Spirit bolsters that value for travelers in this market."
"Spirit has been providing low fares to Fort Lauderdale with connections to the Caribbean and Latin America from the Washington, DC/Baltimore area for nine years, and we look forward to better serving our customers from throughout the region at its premier low-cost airport - the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport," says Mark Kopczak, Maryland native and Spirit's Senior Director of Network Planning. "Our new location at BWI provides Spirit with better scheduling flexibility and the ability to add flights to more cities nonstop, which ultimately translates to better service and more low fare options for our customers. Spirit's new nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth is a perfect example of the flexibility that BWI provides us."
The carrier is relocating its operations from Washington, DC's Reagan National Airport (DCA) to BWI. Spirit is reaching out to customers currently holding reservations for flights between DCA and Fort Lauderdale, and re-accommodating them on their new flights from BWI. Spirit will discontinue its operations at DCA on September 5, 2012.
Spirit's Baltimore/Washington (BWI) - Fort Lauderdale (FLL) schedule effective September 6, 2012:
Spirit's Baltimore/Washington (BWI) - Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) schedule effective September 6, 2012:
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 200 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.
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