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Spirit Airlines Announces Ultra Low Fare Service From Phoenix-Mesa to Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and 30 Other Cities

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Spirit Airlines Announces Ultra Low Fare Service From Phoenix-Mesa to Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and 30 Other Cities13:52 EST Tuesday, December 06, 2011MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) today announced that it will begin offering its ultra low fare service from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) to Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth and Fort Lauderdale, as well as 30 other cities throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America during the first quarter of 2012. Two daily non-stop flights between Phoenix-Mesa and Las Vegas begin on February 9, 2012, and daily non-stop service between Phoenix-Mesa and Dallas/Fort Worth with continuing service to Fort Lauderdale begins on March 22, 2012. To celebrate, Spirit is offering $9 introductory fares* (each way based on round trip purchase) available today and tomorrow only at www.spirit.com. "We are excited to bring our ultra low fares to travelers from Arizona and giving even more consumers the opportunity to save money on travel," said Spirit's Senior Director of Sales Michael Pewther. "Our cheap base fares with a range of optional services for a fee allows customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value." "Spirit's commitment to Gateway Airport represents a turning point for air travel in Arizona," said Lynn Kusy, executive director of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. "Combining Spirit's famous low prices, Gateway Airport's easy terminal experience, and new service to popular destinations of Dallas, Las Vegas, and Fort Lauderdale, and you have the framework for a tremendously successful venture. I thank the Arizona community for supporting Gateway Airport. It is because of their support, Spirit has chosen to be here."Schedule for Spirit's Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) – Las Vegas (LAS) service effective February 9, 2012:   Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency From Phoenix/Mesa to Las Vegas 12:23 pm 12:28 pm 623 0 Daily   8:50 pm 8:55 pm 949 0 Daily From Las Vegas to Phoenix/Mesa 9:38 am 11:43 am 480 0 Daily   6:05 pm 8:10 pm 520 0 Daily Note: departure and arrival times at Phoenix/Mesa will be one hour earlier effective March 11, 2012.  Schedule for Spirit's Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) – Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) service effective March 22, 2012:   Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency From Phoenix/Mesa to Dallas/Fort Worth 12:45 am 5:00 am 972* 0 Daily From Dallas/Fort Worth to Phoenix/Mesa 10:55 pm 11:10 pm 971 0 Daily *Effective March 23, 2012.  Schedule for Spirit's Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective March 22, 2012:   Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency From Phoenix/Mesa to Fort Lauderdale 12:45 am 9:35 am 972* 1 Daily From Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix/Mesa 8:00 pm 11:10 pm 971 1 Daily *Effective March 23, 2012.  $9 Introductory Fares* (each way based on round trip purchase):   One Way Applicable Dates           Phoenix/Mesa– Las Vegas $9 14-Feb-12 15-Feb-12 21-Feb-12 22-Feb-12 28-Feb-12 29-Feb-12 Las Vegas– Phoenix/Mesa $9 14-Feb-12 15-Feb-12 21-Feb-12 22-Feb-12 28-Feb-12 29-Feb-12 Phoenix/Mesa– Dallas/Fort Worth $9 27-Mar-12 28-Mar-12 10-Apr-12 11-Apr-12 17-Apr-12 18-Apr-12 Dallas/Fort Worth– Phoenix/Mesa $9 27-Mar-12 28-Mar-12 10-Apr-12 11-Apr-12 17-Apr-12 18-Apr-12 Phoenix/Mesa– Fort Lauderdale $9 24-Apr-12 25-Apr-12 08-May-12 09-May-12 15-May-12 16-May-12 Fort Lauderdale – Phoenix/Mesa $9 24-Apr-12 25-Apr-12 08-May-12 09-May-12 15-May-12 16-May-12About 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 175 daily flights to over 45 destinations throughout 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 *Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on spirit.com by 11:59PM ET on December 7, 2011 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by market direction. Fares are based each way on roundtrip purchase and roundtrip travel is required, but these 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. 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. Travel within the United States Quoted fare includes the base fare, any fuel surcharges, a 7.5% U.S. excise tax and 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 made at Spirit Airlines' airport locations. The quoted fare does not include the following taxes and fees that may apply to your air travel: - September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $5.00 each way. - Domestic Segment Tax: A segment tax of $3.70 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing). - Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $9.00 each way per traveling customer. International Flights (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) Quoted fare includes the base fare, any fuel surcharges and a Passenger Usage Fee of $16.99 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most international reservations excluding bookings created directly 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. The quoted fare does not include the following taxes and fees that may apply to your air travel: - September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $5.00 each way. - 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. - International arrival/departure tax of $16.30 for each arrival and departure to and from the U.S. - Non-U.S. government taxes and fees of up to 19% of total fare. All Travel - Most fares include Fuel Pass Through; however, certain fares exclude Fuel Pass Through, including itineraries originating in Colombia where there is a mandated fuel surcharge that differs from the Fuel Pass Through. - All fares are subject to change until confirmed and purchased. - All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes or cancellations made to itineraries will be subject to change fees, any fare differential, any differences in government taxes and fees and carrier ancillary charges. - For a complete list of rules and regulations please read our Contract of Carriage. Other Fees Additional baggage fees, change fees, and advance seat assignment fees may apply.CONTACT: 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