July 17, 2012

Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Seasonal Service Between Phoenix-Mesa and Chicago

Miramar, Florida (July 17, 2012) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is adding nonstop ultra low fare service between Phoenix-Mesa and Chicago.

Daily nonstop seasonally service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport starts November 8, 2012 and runs through April 24, 2013.

"We are committed to saving our customers money on travel by offering them the lowest fares," says Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. "We're excited to offer travelers to the Phoenix-Mesa area our popular ultra low fares during the winter travel season."

"Spirit Airlines' expansion to O'Hare is more proof that Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is now a major commercial airport," said Phoenix-Mesa Airport Gateway Board Chairman and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith. "Mesa and the entire valley is 'Chicago West' in many ways and we are looking forward to people flying Spirit Airlines between both regions, especially during the holidays and spring training."

Customers can check out the insanely low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers.

Spirit's Phoenix-Mesa (AZA) - Chicago (ORD) seasonal schedule effective November 8, 2012 - April 24, 2013:

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.

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.

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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