January 30, 2013

Spirit Airlines Announces Ultra Low Fare Service on Four New Routes; Baltimore/Washington - Las Vegas, Philadelphia - Las Vegas, Houston - Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul - Denver

Miramar, Florida (January 30, 2013) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced it is starting ultra low fare service on four new routes starting April 25, 2013, including:

  • Daily nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Daily nonstop service between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Daily nonstop service between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Daily nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Denver International Airport (DEN) running through November 6, 2013

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

"We look forward to giving even more customers the opportunity to save money on travel with our ultra low fares and optional add-ons that provide customers with a total price that's tough to beat," said Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle.  

"We are excited to once again welcome added service from Spirit Airlines," said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport.  "The new flights will offer more convenience, flexibility, and low fares to a popular destination."

"Las Vegas is a popular destination from PHL, and we are very pleased that our travelers will have Spirit Airlines as a choice for flying to there from Philadelphia," said Philadelphia Airport CEO Mark Gale. "Las Vegas is the second city Spirit has added to its upcoming PHL schedule in the past two weeks alone, and we are excited about Spirit's arrival in April."

"Spirit's plan to bring more nonstop service from two well-established East Coast markets is a welcome development," said Rosemary Vassiliadis, Deputy Director of Aviation for Clark County, Nevada, which owns and operates McCarran International Airport. "Baltimore/Washington and Philadelphia International already rank among our Top 20 feeder airports, combining to send approximately 1,300 travelers per day to Las Vegas in recent weeks. We're confident Spirit's entry will help to grow that number by providing travelers in those areas with more options when selecting their flights to and from Las Vegas."

"We are thrilled to welcome additional service from both Baltimore and Philadelphia through our partnership with Spirit Airlines," said Cathy Tull, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "Every new destination that is added to the schedule provides additional convenience and flexibility for travelers. With record visitation to Las Vegas in 2012, every new seat provides opportunity for continued growth."

"Houston leads the nation in economic recovery and the Houston Airport System is delighted to add new nonstop flights to Los Angeles," said Mario C. Diaz, Director of the Houston Airport System.  "Bush Intercontinental welcomes the expansion by Spirit Airlines as we celebrate this increased capacity between Texas and California."  

"I am pleased that Spirit Airlines continues to expand air service at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport," said Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates MSP. "Cost-conscious travelers now have another option for direct service to Denver. I wish Spirit Airlines every success with this new route and look forward to working with the airline as it continues to grow its operation in Minnesota."

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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