Spirit Airlines, Inc.
Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/09/2017 14:51:09)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) : May 9, 2017
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SPIRIT AIRLINES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

001-35186
(Commission File Number)
38-1747023
(IRS Employer Identification Number)

2800 Executive Way
Miramar, Florida 33025
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code )

(954) 447-7920
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01     Other Events
On May 9, 2017, Spirit Airlines, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted the Company's motion for a temporary restraining order against the Air Line Pilots Association, International and other named defendants. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01      Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.
Description
99.1
Press release regarding grant of temporary restraining order against ALPA et al

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 9, 2017    
SPIRIT AIRLINES, INC.
By: /s/ Thomas Canfield
Name: Thomas Canfield
Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel






EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
99.1
Press release regarding grant of temporary restraining order against ALPA et al
 
 




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Contact: Stephen Schuler     En Español : Brittany Portalatin
954-364-0231        954-364-0243
Stephen.Schuler@spirit.com Brittany.Portalatin@spirit.com

Federal Court Grants Spirit Airlines Temporary Restraining Order Compelling Union Pilots to Return to Status Quo

MIRAMAR, FL (May 9, 2017) – The U.S. District Court (Southern District of Florida) has granted a motion brought by Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ; SAVE) for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and ordered a motion for a hearing for a Preliminary Injunction (PI). The action was brought against the Airline Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC) of Spirit pilots and individual officers, members and committee members of the MEC. Spirit commenced this action in order to protect its customers from further disruption due to an unlawful job action by Spirit pilots.

The federal court granted the company’s TRO motions after Spirit detailed how ALPA and the other named defendants are purposely and unlawfully disrupting the airline’s operations, leading to hundreds of canceled flights, which has negatively impacted thousands of Spirit customers’ travel plans. Since last Thursday, the pilot actions have affected approximately 15 percent of flights across the network. The federal court hearing for the PI is scheduled for May 15, 2017.

“We sincerely apologize to our customers for the disruption and inconveniences they have suffered. We believe this is the result of intimidation tactics by a limited number of our pilots affecting the behavior of the larger group. We are also shocked and saddened by the events that took place yesterday at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and at other airports across our network,” said Paul Berry, Spirit Airlines’ spokesman.

“We are hopeful that we can put this moment behind us and get back to serving our customers.” added Berry.

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 450 daily flights to 60 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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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 .