December 6, 2012

Spirit Airlines Starting Myrtle Beach Seasonal Service Early to: Chicago, Detroit, Latrobe/Pittsburgh, Niagara Falls, NY/Toronto and Charleston, WV

Miramar, Florida (December 6, 2012) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) has moved up the start dates for its 2013 seasonal service to/from Myrtle Beach - and most just in time for the Valentine's and President's Day Weekend, including:

  • Daily nonstop service between Myrtle Beach and Chicago O'Hare starting February 14, 2013.
  • Daily nonstop service between Myrtle Beach and Detroit starting February 14, 2013.
  • Three weekly nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and Latrobe/Pittsburgh starting February 14, 2013, with service increasing to daily on April 24, 2013.
  • Two weekly nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and Niagara Falls, New York/Toronto starting February 15, 2013, with service increasing to four weekly flights on April 25, 2013.
  • Two weekly nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, West Virginia starting March 2, 2013, with service increasing to three weekly flights on April 25, 2013.

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

"We're thrilled to save consumers money while satisfying their desire to travel. With our affordable low fares, we offer the best value in travel," says Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. "Spirit's ultra low fares and optional add-ons provide customers a total price that's tough to beat."

"We are pleased that Spirit is commencing nonstop air service from the Latrobe/Pittsburgh, Niagara Falls/Buffalo and Charleston, West Virginia areas to Myrtle Beach nearly two months earlier than in previous years, as well as moving up service from Detroit and Chicago. The added months of air service from these great markets to Myrtle Beach will be well received by the traveling public," said Michael La Pier, Myrtle Beach International Airport's Director of Airports.

"The availability of affordable transportation into the Myrtle Beach area is crucial to building our tourism economy and enhances our ability to market the area as a year-round, world-class vacation destination," said Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. "We're very pleased to see these early start dates and added Spring capacity to Myrtle Beach International Airport as Spirit continues to provide our visitors and residents with low fare options."

"This is great news for Myrtle Beach and golfers in Latrobe/Pittsburgh, Niagara Falls, Detroit, Chicago, and Charleston, West Virginia, five outstanding feeder markets," said Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday's President. "Spirit's decision to service those markets during the peak, spring season will provide players the opportunity to fly nonstop to Myrtle Beach and kickoff their 2013 golf season under warm, sunny skies in the Golf Capital of the World."

"We are extremely happy with the news of the expansion of service to Myrtle Beach. This is a grand example of the collaborative effort of Spirit Airlines and the airport in providing the tri-state area with exceptional ultra-low discount service," said Gabe Monzo, Executive Director Westmoreland County Airport Authority.

"We are delighted that Spirit Airlines is resuming its seasonal service to Myrtle Beach earlier than expected and is increasing service to Fort Lauderdale," said Howard A. Zemsky, Chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. "Spirit is a very popular choice with our customers and this additional service will make them even more popular going forward."

"This whole region will be excited to see Spirit Airlines bringing back low fares on large jets to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina," stated Yeager Airport spokesperson Brian Belcher. "Spirit's seasonal service between Charleston, West Virginia and Myrtle Beach has been very popular with vacationers. This earlier starting date for service will allow area golfers to take advantage of Myrtle Beach's spring golf season on one of over 120 courses in the area."

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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