Spirit Airlines, Inc.
May 10, 2012

Spirit Airlines to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Global Transportation Conference

MIRAMAR, Fla., May 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAVE) will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Global Transportation Conference on Thursday, May 17, 2012. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 3:35 p.m. ET. 

A live audio webcast and accompanying slide presentation will be available under the Investor Relations section of Spirit's website at http://ir.spirit.com.

An archive of the webcast will be available on the company's website through June 17, 2012.

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 US carriers. Spirit's all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 190 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.

The Spirit Airlines logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=9737

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact:

         DeAnne Gabel

         Director, Investor Relations

         954 447-7920



         Media Contacts:

         Misty Pinson

         Director, Corporate Communications


         954-628-4827/cell 954-918-9432


         Manuel Jaquez

         Senior Manager Commercial - Latin America