MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It's not just the saints who will be marching into New Orleans this winter! Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is expanding its service at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with new nonstop flights between the Big Easy and Boston, Newark, Tampa and Minneapolis/St. Paul beginning today. Spirit will also begin seasonal service to its newest city, Columbus, Ohio, starting on March 22, 2018.
The new routes are an extension of Spirit's growth in New Orleans. Earlier this year, Spirit started routes to Baltimore, Cleveland and Orlando. The new service includes:
|New Orleans (MSY) to/from||Start Date||Frequency|
|Boston (BOS)||November 9, 2017||Daily|
|Newark/New York (EWR)||November 9, 2017||Daily|
|Tampa (TPA)||November 9, 2017||Daily|
|Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)||November 10, 2017||4x weekly|
|Columbus, OH (CMH)||March 22, 2018||3x weekly, seasonal (3/22/18 to 11/7/18)|
"We are excited to bring even more ultra-low fares to New Orleans this winter," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "Adding to our expanded service earlier this year, we are excited to celebrate our growth in New Orleans and we remain committed to saving our Guests more money on air travel, so they can spend their hard-earned cash at the country's best vacation destinations."
"Spirit's continued growth in the New Orleans market has contributed extensively to our community by providing affordable travel to 16 destinations. Air travel has become a more accessible means of transportation with the influx of ultra-low cost carriers like Spirit," said Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. "We are very excited for the launch of these new routes and look forward to Spirit's continued success in New Orleans."
Guests can check out the crazy-low fares and vacation packages available to all of Spirit's destinations at the redesigned spirit.com, where they can 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 more than 30% less*. Our customers start with an unbundled 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 450 daily flights to 60 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at spirit.com.
*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics
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