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Press release from GlobeNewswire (a Nasdaq OMX company)

Spirit Airlines Receives Call From North Pole and Comes to Aid of Texas Travelers

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Spirit Airlines Receives Call From North Pole and Comes to Aid of Texas Travelers09:43 EST Tuesday, December 13, 2011Dallas/Fort Worth – Orlando Service Begins February 9, 2012$9 Fares* Available at Spirit.com MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ultra low cost carrier Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) reportedly received an urgent call from the North Pole this morning. Santa has apparently received an overwhelming number of Christmas wish list requests from Texas children who want to go to Orlando for spring break. The call prompted Spirit to launch one of its popular $9 fare sales and to start its DFW – Orlando service ahead of schedule on February 9, 2012, rather than March 22, 2012. "We're happy to help out Santa and Texas by giving the gift of ultra low fares," said Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle during his call with Santa. "Our ultra low fares from DFW to Orlando starting February 9 make it more affordable for kids and adults alike to enjoy the theme parks and all that sunny Central Florida has to offer this spring." Spirit's $9 fares* (each way based on round trip purchase) from DFW to Orlando and other destinations are available today and tomorrow only at www.spirit.com. Spirit is starting non-stop daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Orlando International Airport on February 9, 2012. Spirit is also starting daily non-stop service from DFW to New York LaGuardia and Atlanta on February 9, 2012. Daily non-stop service from DFW to Boston begins on March 22, 2012. Spirit currently offers non-stop service from DFW to Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas and Chicago.Schedule for Spirit's Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Orlando (MCO) service effective February 9, 2012:               Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency From DFW to Orlando  4:10 pm  7:45 pm 904 0 Daily From Orlando to DFW 8:20 pm 10:05 pm 407 0 Daily$9 Fares* (each way based on round trip purchase):         One Way Applicable Dates DFW-Orlando $9 28-Feb-12, 29-Feb-12, 06-Mar-12, 07-Mar-12, 13-Mar-12, 14-Mar-12 Orlando-DFW $9 28-Feb-12, 29-Feb-12, 06-Mar-12, 07-Mar-12, 13-Mar-12, 14-Mar-12 DFW-Fort Lauderdale $9 19-Jan-12, 20-Jan-12, 21-Jan-12, 23-Jan-12, 24-Jan-12, 25-Jan-12 Fort Lauderdale-DFW $9 19-Jan-12, 20-Jan-12, 22-Jan-12, 23-Jan-12, 24-Jan-12, 25-Jan-12 DFW-Chicago $9 05-Jan-12, 06-Jan-12, 09-Jan-12, 10-Jan-12, 11-Jan-12, 12-Jan-12 Chicago-DFW $9 05-Jan-12, 06-Jan-12, 07-Jan-12, 08-Jan-12, 09-Jan-12, 10-Jan-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 MEDIA NOTE: Spirit aircraft photos and video b-roll is 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 December 14, 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