MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hey yinzers! Are you counting down to summer, but still saving up for that dream vacation? Have no fear people of the Three Rivers, Spirit Airlines is here to save you from expensive summer travel! Spirit is proud to announce Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will become the 61st city to join its expanding network, with new nonstop service to seven popular destinations, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Myrtle Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Las Vegas, Houston and Los Angeles. So check out our crazy low fares and see how Spirit can save you major cash on the ultimate getaway just in time for summer. The new service includes:
|Pittsburgh to/from||Service Start Date||Frequency|
|Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)||May 25, 2017||Once daily|
|Myrtle Beach (MYR)||May 25, 2017||Once daily (seasonal)|
|Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||June 15, 2017||3 days/week|
|Orlando (MCO)||June 22, 2017||Once daily|
|Las Vegas (LAS)||June 22, 2017||Once daily|
|Houston (IAH)||July 13, 2017||Once daily|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||July 13, 2017||Once daily|
"Pittsburgh is an excellent place to expand our growing network," said Mark Kopczak, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines. "Spirit's super low Bare Fares™ with Frill Control™ allow customers to choose only those extras they want to pay for and gives them the most control over their travel budget. This new service complements Spirit's existing service from Latrobe, and will help us provide even more ultra-low fare options from western Pennsylvania."
"We are thrilled that Spirit has joined the growing list of airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport offering nonstop service," Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. "We're proud that the airport has seen an 80 percent increase in nonstop destinations in the past two years. Its growth matches the renaissance of our region and we're delighted to have Spirit join us in those gains."
"Spirit's announcement to join the momentum at Pittsburgh International Airport with seven markets is fantastic news and continues our push to give our customers more air service options," Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said. "We thank them for their commitment and we look forward to working with them as partners."
Spirit's new flights are available for purchase now. Customers can check out the crazy low fares and vacation packages available to all of the destinations we fly at www.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, on average nearly 40% less.* 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. Our Fit Fleet is one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 400 daily flights to more than 59 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.
*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics
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