February 13, 2014

Spirit Airlines Adds More Low Fare Routes Making Summer Travel More Affordable

Check Out Spirit's New Seasonal Service From Chicago/O'Hare and Minneapolis-St. Paul

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) has recently announced several new routes starting just in time for the peak summer travel season. Joining the list is new nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). This new service will consist of one daily seasonal nonstop flight operating between May 22, 2014 and November 1, 2014.

"Spirit's continued growth in Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul is great news for friends, relatives, and vacationers alike," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit's Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit will serve 18 destinations nonstop from Chicago and 13 destinations non-stop from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Now even more customers going to or from the Windy City and the Twin Cities will be able to save with our insanely low fares and enjoy having more left in their wallet."

"The addition of Detroit to the growing array of routes Spirit Airlines flies from Minneapolis-St. Paul International provides welcome new air service competition to and from the Motor City," said Jeff Hamiel, executive director/CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. "When airlines compete, consumers often benefit from lower fares as well as increased flight options."

"Wayne County Airport Authority is always eager to welcome new air service to Detroit Metropolitan Airport," said CEO Thomas Naughton. "Every new route added by Spirit increases travel options for our residents and visitors."

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.

Spirit's Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) - Detroit (DTW) service May 22, 2014 - November 1, 2014:
 
  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Minneapolis-St. Paul - Detroit 10:30 AM 1:29 PM 192 0 Daily
Detroit - Minneapolis-St. Paul 3:00 PM 3:55 PM 191 0 Daily

Spirit recently announced seasonal service operating May 22, 2014 through November 1, 2014 from Chicago/O'Hare (ORD) to Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) and Portland, OR (PDX); operating May 1, 2014 through November 1, 2014 from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH); and daily year-round nonstop service between Chicago/O'Hare and Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area beginning May 1, 2014. 

Spirit's Chicago/O'Hare (ORD) - Baltimore/Washington (BWI) service May 22, 2014 - November 1, 2014:
 
  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Chicago/O'Hare - Baltimore/Washington 8:00 AM 10:50 AM 368 0 Daily
Baltimore - Chicago/O'Hare 8:55 PM 9:56 PM 369 0 Daily
 
Spirit's Chicago/O'Hare (ORD) - Portland, OR (PDX) service May 22, 2014 - November 1, 2014:
   
  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Chicago/O'Hare - Portland 8:45 PM 11:25 PM 655 0 Daily
Portland - Chicago/O'Hare 12:10 AM 6:00 AM 654* 0 Daily
* = Effective May 23, 2014
 
Spirit's Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) - Houston (IAH) service May 1, 2014 - November 1, 2014:
 
  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Minneapolis-St. Paul - Houston 6:56 PM 9:49 PM 281** 0 Daily
Minneapolis-St. Paul - Houston 8:16 PM 11:08 PM 281*** 0 Daily
Houston - Minneapolis-St. Paul 6:00 AM 8:44 AM 346** 0 Daily
Houston - Minneapolis-St. Paul 7:00 AM 9:44 AM 346*** 0 Daily
 
Spirit's Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) - Baltimore/Washington (BWI) service May 1, 2014 - November 1, 2014:
 
  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Minneapolis-St. Paul - Baltimore/Washington 9:27 AM 12:57 PM 106** 0 Daily
Minneapolis-St. Paul - Baltimore/Washington 4:45 PM 8:15 PM 106*** 0 Daily
Baltimore - Minneapolis-St. Paul 12:05 PM 1:47 PM 105*** 0 Daily
Baltimore - Minneapolis-St. Paul 1:36 PM 3:19 PM 105** 0 Daily
** = Effective May 1, 2014 - May 21, 2014 only
*** = Effective May 22, 2014
 
Spirit's Oakland (OAK) - Chicago/O'Hare (ORD) service beginning May 1, 2014:
 
  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Oakland - Chicago/O'Hare 9:10 AM 3:18 PM 872 0 Daily
Chicago/O'Hare - Oakland 3:20 PM 5:55 PM 209 0 Daily

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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