Spirit Airlines Chooses Hartfords Bradley International Airport as its 60th DestinationMIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What happens when you combine a revolutionary state with a revolutionary airline? You get the ultimate combo: Hartford*s Bradley International Airport (BDL) and Spirit Airlines, together at last! Beginning April 27, 2017, Spirit Airlines will begin nonstop service between BDL and the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). Spirit will also roll out daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood international Airport (FLL) beginning June 15, 2017. So whether you*re looking for the ultimate golf getaway, a theme park-filled family vacation, or the ultimate beachside escape, Spirit Airlines now has Connecticut and western Massachusetts covered with its ultra-low fares.
**We are thrilled to name Hartford as the 60th city to join our growing network,** said Mark Kopczak, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines. **Spirit*s super low Bare Fares™ with Frill Control™ provide a new option to customers in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. As the first U.S. airline to give customers the choice to pay for only the extras they want, we know Spirit*s arrival in Hartford will free the region from high airfares and give many more travelers the ability to spend those savings on vacation.**
**Bradley International Airport is a major economic driver for Connecticut, and it continues to be a player in our efforts to grow our economy, boost tourism, and improve our transportation system,** said Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. **The addition of Spirit Airlines gives residents and businesses in our region another option in a growing, diversified selection of airlines that are servicing our region*s largest airport, and we welcome them to our state.**
Spirit Airlines Joins TSAPrecheck ProgramMIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Do you love skipping the line? Spirit Airlines is excited to announce its participation in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's TSAPrecheck program. Effective today, eligible Spirit customers can now speed up the security screening process at participating U.S. airports. This partnership, coupled with Spirit's ultra-low fares, will allow customers to save lots of money and even more time, all to spend making memories on vacation.
TSAPrecheck is an expedited screening program that enables trusted travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience at more than 180 U.S. airports. TSAPrecheck travelers are not required to remove shoes, 3-1-1 compliant liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Enrollment in TSAPrecheck costs $85, an average cost of $17 per year. Interested participants must submit an application to be approved at www.tsa.gov/precheck. Eligible Spirit customers can now add a Known Traveler Number (KTN) during the booking process or attach it to an existing reservation under the Manage Travel section of www.spirit.com.
Don't have TSAPrecheck or still waiting to be approved? Spirit has customers covered with Shortcut Security™, a fast alternative to skip the security checkpoint line at select airports. Customers can add Shortcut Security to their reservation during the online booking process or purchase at participating airports.
"We are thrilled to give our customers options for a more efficient and expedited security screening experience," said John Bendoraitis, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Spirit Airlines. "Between TSAPrecheck and Shortcut Security, Spirit is committed to providing a fast, safe and seamless experience for our customers, all while saving them money to spend at their final destinations."
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Spirit Airlines Brings Most Fuel-Efficient Plane To U.S.MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines became the first American carrier to receive the Airbus A320neo this week, a state-of-the-art aircraft powered by the Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF). Considered one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft engines ever made, this revolutionary technology will help improve fuel burn, lower emissions and reduce noise levels.
**This state-of-the-art technology will burn less fuel and lower our operational costs,** said Ted Christie, Spirit Airlines Chief Financial Officer. **We continue to lead the industry in both reducing our carbon footprint and providing ultra-low fares on air travel. Spirit is thrilled to be the first carrier to bring this innovation to the U.S.**
Spirit is set to add five Airbus A320neos to its network by the end of the year. The airline*s Fit Fleet is already one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the industry, and this move reinforces Spirit*s commitment to protect the environment and lower its cost structure, resulting in lower fares and even more savings for customers.
**We are proud to have delivered the first A320neo aircraft in the U.S. to our valued customer Spirit Airlines,** said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer — Customers. **The A320neo Family is the aircraft of choice among the world*s airlines and we appreciate our customers* confidence in our leading single-aisle Family with its unbeatable productivity and fuel efficiency.**
Spirit*s all-Airbus fleet featuring Pratt & Whitney engines maintains an efficient, streamlined operation, offering substantial benefits and consistency to the airline*s inflight, technical operations and maintenance teams. The Airbus A320neo will be the 90th aircraft to join Spirit*s growing fleet.
**We are honored that Spirit Airlines is a Pratt & Whitney customer and will become the first American carrier of our new engine. Together, we are changing sustainable aviation because of our continued focus on reducing emissions, noise and fuel consumption,** said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president, Commercial Engines, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service.