MIRAMAR, Fla. (January 29, 2014) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) announced new nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). This new service will consist of one daily nonstop flight in each market operating from May 1, 2014 through November 1, 2014.
"We're pleased to announce new nonstop seasonal service to Minneapolis-St. Paul from both Houston and Baltimore," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit's Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit offers ultra-low fares plus optional services for a total price that is tough to beat. This means visitors are left with more in their wallet to explore the various attractions Minneapolis-St. Paul, Houston and Baltimore have to offer."
"I am pleased Spirit Airlines continues to explore new markets from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, providing a new, low-fare alternative for travelers," said Jeff Hamiel, executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. "This new service to Baltimore/Washington and Houston not only gives people in the Twin Cities a chance to explore popular destinations on the nation's eastern and southern coasts, but also for residents of those regions to come and see what Minnesota has to offer."
"Spirit Airlines continues to find new and exciting opportunities within the Houston market," says Ian Wadsworth, Chief Commercial Officer with the Houston Airport System. "Since their arrival in 2012, Spirit has repeatedly stepped forward in creating new nonstop service options for their Houston customers and we're excited to see that trend continuing into 2014."
"Continued growth from Spirit is good news for travelers from throughout the region," said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer of BWI Marshall. "Spirit is adding more options and more low fares for our customers."
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.
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 250 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.
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