Spirit Airlines Grows to 21 Destinations from Dallas/Fort Worth; Starts Ultra Low Fare Service from
Miramar, Florida (April 8, 2013) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) has grown to serve 21 destinations from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) as it has started daily nonstop ultra low fare service from DFW to Philadelphia (PHL) and Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP).
**Customers from throughout the Metroplex and beyond are continuing to respond favorably to our ultra low fares and we*re thrilled to give customers the opportunity to save money on travel to even more popular major metropolitan destinations like Philadelphia and Minneapolis/St. Paul from DFW,** said Spirit*s Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. **Our ultra low fares and optional add-ons provide a total price that*s tough to beat.**
**The addition of two new destinations from Spirit Airlines represents outstanding news for DFW Airport and our passengers,** said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW Airport. **Adding Spirit service to Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Philadelphia ultimately means more choices for travelers. We want to thank Spirit Airlines for their continuing investment in the Dallas/Fort Worth community, and we applaud Spirit*s ongoing expansion of operations here at DFW.**
**Spirit*s arrival at PHL is a big win for travelers in the Philadelphia region. More competition means more choices and ultimately lower fares,** said PHL CEO Mark Gale. **We are confident that travelers in the Philadelphia region are going to embrace Spirit Airlines and its affordable fares and innovative pricing to Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach and other destinations in Spirit*s dynamic international and domestic network.**
**Spirit Airlines* continued growth at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport means more low-fare options for travel throughout the United States and beyond,** said Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates MSP.
Today Spirit offers nonstop service to 21 destinations from DFW, including Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Chicago-O*Hare, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Houston-Bush Intercontinental, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, New York-LaGuardia, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Mesa, Portland (Oregon), San Diego, Tampa, Toluca/Mexico City. In addition, Spirit is adding nonstop service to the following cities bringing the total number of nonstop destinations from DFW to 26 by this summer:
â€¢ Los Angeles - April 25, 2013
â€¢ Oakland/San Francisco - April 25, 2013
â€¢ Cancun, Mexico - April 25, 2013
â€¢ Los Cabos, Mexico - June 13, 2013
â€¢ Latrobe/Pittsburgh - June 14, 2013
In addition to beginning operations at Philadelphia International Airport today with service to/from DFW, Spirit begins daily nonstop service from PHL to Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach (seasonal) on April 25, 2013.
Spirit currently offers daily nonstop service to Minneapolis/St. Paul from Chicago, Fort Lauderdale (seasonal), Fort Myers (seasonal), Las Vegas, and now Dallas/Fort Worth.
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