August 14, 2014

Spirit Airlines New Fit Fleet(TM) Planes to Be Delivered Ahead of Schedule

Many Recently Announced Routes Will Begin Earlier Than Expected

MIRAMAR, Fla., Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The cost of air travel will be a lot less and come earlier than expected in some cities. Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) will take delivery of some of its Fit Fleet™ planes sooner than originally planned and has moved up the start date for daily flights in five routes.

"Spirit operates one of the newest aircraft fleets in the Americas," said Mark Kopczak, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines. "We're excited to add more brand-new Airbus A320 airplanes to our Fit Fleet, and to start service to many locations earlier than planned."

The new fuel-efficient planes will arrive this fall and will be added to Spirit's current fleet of 58 Airbus aircraft.

Here's the summary of the changes:

RouteNew Start DateOriginal Start DateFrequency
Atlanta - Chicago/O'Hare October 24, 2014 November 2, 2014 Daily
Atlanta - Detroit October 24, 2014 November 2, 2014 Daily
Chicago - New Orleans October 30, 2014 November 6, 2014 Daily
Detroit - New Orleans October 30, 2014 November 6, 2014 Daily
Boston - West Palm Beach* November 14, 2014 November 21, 2014 Daily
* = seasonal service

In addition to these new routes, Spirit recently added/will add service on the following new routes between August and December this year:

RouteService Start DateFrequency
Ft. Lauderdale - New Orleans August 1, 2014 Daily
Houston/Bush - New Orleans August 1, 2014 Daily
Atlanta - Houston/Bush August 1, 2014 Daily
Kansas City - Chicago/O'Hare August 7, 2014 Daily
Kansas City - Dallas/Ft. Worth August 7, 2014 Daily
Kansas City - Detroit August 7, 2014 Daily
Kansas City - Las Vegas August 7, 2014 Daily
Kansas City - Houston/Bush August 8, 2014 Daily
Ft. Lauderdale - Houston/Bush September 3, 2014 Daily
Houston/Bush - San Diego September 3, 2014 Daily
Latrobe/Pittsburgh - Ft. Myers December 18, 2014 Tue/Thu/Sun
Latrobe/Pittsburgh - Tampa December 19, 2014 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat

Customers can check out the crazy low fares and vacation packages available to all the destinations we fly at spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers.

About Spirit Airlines:

Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average much lower than other airlines. Our customers start with an unbundled, stripped-down Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows them to pay only for the options they choose - like bags, seat assignments and refreshments - the things other airlines bake right into their ticket prices. We help people save money and travel more often, create new jobs and stimulate business growth in the communities we serve. With our modern and fuel-efficient all-Airbus fleet, we operate more than 280 daily flights to more than 55 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.

MEDIA NOTES:

Spirit aircraft photos and video b-roll are available in the press room section of spirit.com at www.spirit.com/Pressrelease.aspx.

Contact: Paul Berry (954) 628-4827
Email:Paul.Berry@Spirit.com
 
En Español: Manuel Jaquez
                       (954) 628-4898
Email:Manuel.Jaquez@Spirit.com


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