June 21, 2011

Spirit Airlines Announces Service to Five New Cities from Chicago

$9 Introductory Fares* Available at www.spirit.com

Miramar, Florida (June 21, 2011) - Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE) today announced non-stop service to five new cities from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Effective August 18, 2011, Spirit will begin service to Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit and New York LaGuardia, and service to Orlando will begin on November 10, 2011.

  • Boston (one daily flight plus a second daily flight seasonally)

  • Dallas/Fort Worth (twice daily flights plus third daily flight seasonally)

  • Detroit (two daily flights)

  • New York LaGuardia (two daily flights)

  • Orlando (daily flight starting November 10, 2011)

To celebrate, Spirit is offering $9 introductory fares* (each way based on round trip purchase) available today and tomorrow only at www.spirit.com.

"We commend Spirit Airlines for substantially increasing its U.S. travel destinations from O'Hare International Airport," said CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "This added service to the Chicago market reflects the steady increase in air travel demand and is an important part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vision to bolster Chicago's leading position in the global aviation system."

"Chicago is Spirit's fourth destination from Boston Logan International Airport and their growth in flying here increases the choices customers have," said Ed Freni, Director of Aviation at Massport. "This is great news for Logan, because when airlines compete, consumers - whether they are traveling for business or leisure - win."

"We are extremely pleased to see Spirit Airlines add service from DFW to Chicago O'Hare, in addition to its service to Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "It's great to see that Spirit sees an opportunity for growth and competition here at DFW, which will benefit our passengers with even more travel options and competitive fares."

About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines (www.spirit.com) is the largest Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. As the unbundling leader in the industry, Spirit allows consumers the option of paying only for the features they value without subsidizing the choices of others. Its all-Airbus fleet, the youngest in the Americas, flies more than 150 daily flights to over 40 destinations.

Media Note:
Spirit aircraft photos and video b-roll is available at http://marketing.spiritair.com/press.

*Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on spirit.com by 11:59PM ET on June 22, 2011 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by market direction. Fares are based each way on roundtrip purchase and roundtrip travel is required, but these fares may be combined with other valid and applicable Spirit Airlines fares on other dates of travel. To become a member of the Spirit Airlines $9 Fare Club, please go to www.spirit.com for more details. Not all markets are operated on a daily basis during the travel period, or necessarily for the entire travel period -- please see www.spirit.com for details.

Travel within the United States
Quoted fare includes the base fare, any fuel surcharges and a 7.5% U.S. excise tax. The quoted fare does not include the following taxes and fees that may apply to your air travel:
- September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $5.00 each way.
- Domestic Segment Tax: A segment tax of $3.70 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing).
- Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $9.00 each way per traveling customer.
- Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $8.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to all reservations excluding bookings created directly at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.

International Flights (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
Quoted fare includes the base fare and any fuel surcharges. The quoted fare does not include the following taxes and fees that may apply to your air travel:
- September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $5.00 each way.
- APHIS User Fee of up to $5.00 per traveling customer upon arrival to the U.S.
- Immigration User Fee of up to $7.00 per traveling customer upon arrival to the U.S.
- Customs User Fee of up to $5.50 per traveling customer upon arrival to the U.S.
- Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $9.00 each way per traveling customer.
- International arrival/departure tax of $16.30 for each arrival and departure to and from the U.S.
- Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $13.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to all international reservations excluding bookings created directly at Spirit Airlines' airport locations as well as flights originating in or departing from airports in Colombia or Panama.
- Non-U.S. government taxes and fees of up to 19% of total fare.

All Travel
- Most fares include Fuel Pass Through; however, certain fares exclude Fuel Pass Through, including itineraries originating in Colombia where there is a mandated fuel surcharge that differs from the Fuel Pass Through.
- All fares are subject to change until confirmed and purchased.
- All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes or cancellations made to itineraries will be subject to change fees, any fare differential, any differences in government taxes and fees and carrier ancillary charges.
- Refundable fares purchased on or before October 25, 2010, are unrestricted and fully refundable. Changes and cancellations are permitted without a change fee; however, any new reservation will be a non-refundable fare.
- For a complete list of rules and regulations please read our Contract of Carriage.

Other Fees
Additional baggage fees, change fees, and advance seat assignment fees may apply.

Please go to www.spirit.com for a complete list of Spirit Airlines' Travel Policies and Contract of Carriage.

Media Contacts:
Misty Pinson
Director, Corporate Communications
misty.pinson@spirit.com
954-628-4827/cell 954-918-9432

Manuel Jaquez (Latin America & Caribbean)
manuel.jaquez@spirit.com
954-628-4898




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