May 17, 2012

Fares More Than $250 Lower** Roundtrip Between Pittsburgh Area and Orlando as Spirit Airlines Starts New Service Today from Latrobe

--$28.79 Fares (one way)* Available at Spirit.com--
Based on $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees*

Miramar, Florida (May 17, 2012) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today starts daily nonstop seasonal service between Latrobe's Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Pittsburgh and Orlando, Florida, offering fares that are more than $250 lower** roundtrip compared to the average fare in the market during the same time last year.

According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average fare in the Pittsburgh - Orlando market in the second quarter of 2011 was $159 each way, including taxes. Spirit is offering $28.79 fares (one way)*, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees, between Latrobe/Pittsburgh and Orlando, available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com. This marks more than a $125 savings for customers each way, or over $250 roundtrip.

As an excellent alternative to Pittsburgh International Airport, Latrobe is conveniently located along Routes 30 and 981 in Western Pennsylvania, providing easy access for customers from throughout the region. Latrobe's Arnold Palmer Regional Airport offers a smooth and easy travel experience, not to mention free parking.

"We are excited to expand our offering of flights for customers traveling between Pennsylvania and Central Florida, and giving consumers even more opportunities to save money on travel with our super low fares," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit's Senior Director Network Planning.

"We are proud to be a partner with Spirit Airlines in providing ultra-low fare service to Orlando," said Gabe Monzo, Executive Director Westmoreland County Airport Authority. "The collaboration of resources between the airline and airport has made a true mark in our region's economy and we look forward to continued growth with our community's support of the service."

"I am particularly delighted that Spirit is inaugurating this daily service between my hometown of Latrobe and Orlando, a great resort city and my winter home," said golf legend and Latrobe native Arnold Palmer, a long-time member of the Westmoreland County Airport Authority which operates the airport that bears his name. "This new service will surely add greatly to the success we have had this past year with Spirit's flights to and from Latrobe to Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach."

In addition to Orlando, Spirit also offers daily nonstop service from Pittsburgh/Latrobe to Myrtle Beach, and five weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale.

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 U.S. 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.

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

*Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on spirit.com by 11:59PM ET on May 18, 2012 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by market direction. Fares are based one way. Fares may be combined with other valid and applicable Spirit Airlines fares on other dates of travel. Lower fares generally available at the airport and are subject to availability. To become a member of Spirit Airlines $9 Fare Club, click here for membership details and Terms and Conditions. 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.

Air Travel within the United States
Quoted fare includes the base fare plus any applicable taxes, fees and surcharges. The $28.79 introductory fare is only available for nonstop flights.

The following government taxes and fees apply to your domestic air travel:
- A 7.5% Federal Excise Tax.
- September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $10 per round trip.
- Domestic Segment Tax: A segment tax of $3.80 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing).
- Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $18 per round trip per customer in local airport charges.

The following carrier fees apply to your domestic air travel:
- Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $16.99 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. A lower fee of $8.99 may apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.
- Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee: Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee of $2.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. No fee will apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.

International Air Travel (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
Quoted fare includes the base fare plus any applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges.

The following government taxes and fees apply to your international air travel:
- International arrival/departure tax of $16.70 for each arrival and departure to and from the U.S.
- September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $10 per roundtrip.
- 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.
- Non-U.S. government taxes and fees of up to 19% of total fare.

The following carrier fees apply to your international air travel:
- Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $16.99 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most international reservations excluding bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations as well as flights originating in or departing from airports in Colombia or Panama. A lower fee of $8.99 may apply to certain discount fares.
- Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee: Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee of $2.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most international reservations excluding bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations as well as flights originating in or departing from airports in Colombia or Panama. No fee will apply to certain discount fares.

All Air Travel
- Most fares include Fuel Pass Through
- All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable except that refunds are allowed for reservations made 7 days or more prior to departure and provided that a refund request is made within 24 hours of initial reservation. Changes or cancellations made to itineraries will be subject to change fees, any fare differential, any differences in government taxes and fees and, with the exception of fees for carry-on bags and first and second checked-in bags, any difference in carrier ancillary charges.
- For a complete list of rules and regulations please refer to Spirit Airlines' Contract of Carriage.

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

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

Manuel Jaquez
Senior Manager Commercial - Latin America
manuel.jaquez@spirit.com
954-628-4898


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