Miramar, Florida (April 25, 2013) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today starts ultra-low fare service on nine new nonstop routes and also resumes summer seasonal service on a variety of our customers' favorite routes.
Nine New Spirit Airlines Nonstop Routes Starting April 25, 2013:
In addition, Spirit resumes the following summer seasonal routes this week:
The following new nonstop routes start in June:
Customers can check out the ultra low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive email alerts on Spirit's deals and offers.
"What's not to love about saving money on travel to a variety of key new routes?" said Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. "Customers are continuing to respond favorably to Spirit's ultra low fares and options that offer a total price that's tough to beat and we're committed to continue giving our customers the value and savings they've come to know and love."
DALLAS/FORT WORTH (DFW):
Today Spirit starts daily nonstop service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Cancun, Mexico (CUN), Los Angeles (LAX) and Oakland/San Francisco (OAK). In addition, the airline resumes summer seasonal service from DFW to Boston (BOS), Myrtle Beach (MYR), and Portland, Oregon (PDX).
"The new flight to Cancun gives passengers another great option to fly into one of our most popular international tourist spots, just in time for the busy summer travel season," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW Airport. "We continue to be very pleased and encouraged by the growth of Spirit Airlines at DFW with new flights into Los Angeles and Oakland, and we are looking forward to providing Spirit Airlines passengers with outstanding DFW Airport customer service that is highly regarded around the world."
Spirit currently offers nonstop service to 24 destinations from Dallas/Fort Worth, including Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Houston-Bush Intercontinental, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, New York-LaGuardia, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Mesa, Portland (Oregon), San Diego, Tampa, Toluca/Mexico City, as well as Los Angeles, Oakland/San Francisco and Cancun, Mexico which start today. In addition, Spirit is adding nonstop service to Latrobe/Pittsburgh and Los Cabos Mexico in June, bringing the total number of nonstop destinations from DFW to 26 by this summer.
Today Spirit starts daily nonstop service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to both Las Vegas (LAS) and Myrtle Beach (MYR). Spirit started operations at PHL on April 5, 2013 with daily nonstop service to DFW.
"Travelers in our region have embraced Spirit's innovative service and customized fare options, and we are pleased that they can now choose Spirit to fly to Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach," said PHL Airport CEO Mark Gale. "We look forward to Spirit adding more flights to more cities in its vast network."
Today Spirit starts daily nonstop service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to both Myrtle Beach (MYR) and Las Vegas (LAS). Spirit also currently offers daily nonstop service from BWI to both Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).
"We welcome this growing service from our newest airline partner," said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall Airport. "Myrtle Beach, a new destination for us, offers one of the best leisure and golf markets in the country. And our travelers will benefit from additional flight options to Las Vegas."
MYRTLE BEACH (MYR):
Today Spirit starts daily nonstop service from Myrtle Beach (MYR) to both Philadelphia (PHL) and Baltimore/Washington (BWI), and also resumes summer seasonal service from MYR to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).
"The new daily nonstop service from Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport to Myrtle Beach provides visitors more options for reaching their favorite leisure destination," said Michael La Pier, Myrtle Beach International Airport's Director of Airports. "The convenience and frequency of flights will enable people to visit our 60 miles of beautiful beaches and lush green fairways when they want. The new service offered by Spirit Airlines is a win-win for Myrtle Beach, Philadelphia and the Baltimore-Washington region."
"It's extremely exciting for us to have Spirit continue to invest in Myrtle Beach with nonstop service to Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport," said Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. "Their continued commitment in the area is indicative of Myrtle Beach's position as a world-class, value-driven destination with great appeal for airlines and visitors alike, and we're pleased to join them in celebrating the start of this service."
"The launch of nonstop flight service from Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport is great news for the Grand Strand and golfers in two of our most popular feeder markets," said Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday's president. "The new service will allow golfers from Baltimore and Philadelphia to be on the first tee two hours after takeoff, maximizing the enjoyment of their next Myrtle Beach golf trip."
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, 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 in the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.
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