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Spirit Airlines Doubles Number of Cities Served From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; Starts Service From DFW to Atlanta, New York LaGuardia and Orlando

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Spirit Airlines Doubles Number of Cities Served From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; Starts Service From DFW to Atlanta, New York LaGuardia and Orlando13:30 EST Thursday, February 09, 2012Spirit to More Than Triple Number of Cities Served From DFW by This Spring:Tampa Starts May 4Boston Starts March 22Phoenix-Mesa Starts March 22Myrtle Beach Starts May 3Spirit Files to Service Toluca/Mexico City--$28.79 Fares (each way based on roundtrip purchase)* Available at Spirit.com--Based on $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees* MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) is doubling the number of cities it serves from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from three to six. Today, the airline starts daily non-stop service from DFW to Atlanta, New York LaGuardia and Orlando. Spirit also today announced that it will begin four weekly flights between DFW and Tampa starting May 4, 2012. In addition, Spirit has filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin service between DFW and Toluca/Mexico City. Schedules and fares will be announced upon receipt of necessary governmental approval. By this spring, Spirit will more than triple the number of cities it serves from DFW since it started offering its ultra low fares to the Metroplex a year ago. In addition to Tampa, Spirit recently announced that it will begin service between DFW and Myrtle Beach with three non-stop flights per week starting on May 3, 2012. Daily non-stop service from DFW to Boston and Phoenix-Mesa starts on March 22, 2012.  To celebrate, Spirit is offering $28.79 fares, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* between DFW and the new cities of Atlanta and Tampa (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com. In addition, Spirit is offering $38.79 fares, which is a $19.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* between DFW and New York LaGuardia, and $48.79 fares, which is a $29 base fare plus taxes and fees,* between DFW and Orlando. "We are excited to be liberating even more customers from high fares as we continue to grow the number of cities we serve from Dallas/Fort Worth," said Spirit's Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. "Our cheap base fares give consumers the opportunity to save money on travel, and our range of optional services for a fee allows customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value." "We welcome the addition of new Spirit Airlines service from DFW to Atlanta, Orlando and New York City, and we are pleased to see even more flights coming later this spring," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "Spirit's tremendous expansion at our Airport means that our passengers will benefit from having more travel options and more choices to fly." "Dallas/Fort Worth is a popular destination for Tampa travelers, so we're delighted that Spirit is adding that city to its roster. Having a low-cost carrier like Spirit serving Dallas helps the entire Tampa Bay community by increasing competition and making airfares more affordable for more people," said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano.Schedule for Spirit's service from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Atlanta (ATL), New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Orlando (MCO) effective February 9, 2012:               Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency DFW – Atlanta 10:15 am 1:25 pm 175 0 Daily Atlanta – DFW 2:05 pm 3:30 pm 176 0 Daily DFW – New York LaGuardia 8:10 am 12:30 pm 718 0 Daily New York LaGuardia – DFW 1:25 pm 4:15 pm 917 0 Daily DFW – Orlando 4:10 pm 7:45 pm 904 0 Daily Orlando – DFW 8:20 pm 10:05 pm 407 0 DailyFares from $28.79* (each way, including taxes and fees, and based on roundtrip purchase):         Each Way, including taxes and fees Applicable Dates  DFW – Atlanta $28.79 ($9 base fare) 12-Mar, 15-Mar, 19-Mar, 17-Apr, 18-Apr, 21-Apr, 24-Apr, 25-Apr Atlanta – DFW $28.79 ($9 base fare) 1-Mar, 5-Mar, 10-Mar, 15-Mar, 18-Apr, 21-Apr, 24-Apr, 28-Apr DFW – New York LaGuardia $38.79 ($19 base fare) 11-Sep, 12-Sep, 18-Sep, 19-Sep New York LaGuardia – DFW $38.79 ($19 base fare) 11-Sep, 12-Sep, 18-Sep, 19-Sep DFW – Orlando $48.79 ($29 base fare) 10-Sep, 11-Sep, 17-Sep, 24-Sep Orlando - DFW $48.79 ($29 base fare) 5-Sep, 11-Sep, 19-Sep, 27-Sep DFW – Tampa $28.79 ($9 base fare) 4-May, 5-May, 7-May, 9-May, 12-May, 14-May, 16-May, 21-May Tampa – DFW $28.79 ($9 base fare) 4-May, 7-May, 9-May, 11-May, 14-May, 16-May, 18-May, 21-MaySchedule for Spirit's Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Tampa (TPA) service effective May 4, 2012:               Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency DFW – Tampa 4:00 pm 7:30 pm 812 0 Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Tampa – DFW 8:20 pm 10:15 pm 813 0 Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat.About 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 are 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 8:59PM ET on February 10, 2012 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. To become a member of Spirit Airlines $9 Fare Club, visit Spirit.com for membership details and Terms and Conditions. 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. Air Travel within the United States Quoted fare includes the base fare plus any applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges. The following taxes and fees apply to your domestic 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 $10 per roundtrip. Domestic Segment Tax: A segment tax of $3.80 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing). Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $18 per roundtrip per customer in local airport charges. Passenger Usage Fee: 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 completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations. Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee: Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee of $2.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. No fee will apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations. International Air Travel (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) Quoted fare includes the base fare plus any applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges. The following taxes and fees apply to your international 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 $10 per roundtrip. 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 $16.70 for each arrival and departure to and from the U.S. Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $16.99 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most international reservations excluding bookings completed 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. Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee: Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee of $2.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. No fee will apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations. Non-U.S. government taxes and fees of up to 19% of total fare. All Air 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 purchased. All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable except that refunds are allowed for reservations made 7 days or more prior to departure and provided that a refund request is made within 24 hours of initial reservation. Changes or cancellations made to itineraries will be subject to change fees, any fare differential, any differences in government taxes and fees and, with the exception of fees for carry-on bags and first and second checked-in bags, any difference in carrier's ancillary charges. For a complete list of rules and regulations please refer to Spirit Airlines' Contract of Carriage. Packages/Car Rentals Rates include flight and hotel taxes and fees. Car rental rates do not include taxes, airport fees, insurance, options, underage driver charges (if applicable) or fuel costs, all of which must be paid directly to the rental car company and are subject to change by each individual State and/or location. 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