The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from GlobeNewswire (a Nasdaq OMX company)

Spirit Airlines Announces Service From Denver to Carrier's Four Largest Bases: Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spirit Airlines Announces Service From Denver to Carrier's Four Largest Bases: Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas09:50 EST Thursday, February 16, 2012 --$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. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) today announced that it will start non-stop service from Denver International Airport to the carrier's four largest bases. On May 3, 2012, Spirit will begin offering non-stop service from Denver to Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas, with connections available to 29 additional cities throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. Spirit's new service includes: daily service between Denver and Chicago O'Hare daily service between Denver and Dallas/Fort Worth with a second daily flight starting on May 17, 2012 daily service between Denver and Fort Lauderdale twice daily service between Denver and Las Vegas. To celebrate, Spirit is offering $28.79 fares, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* between Denver and the four new cities of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com. "We understand that Denver has been looking for an ultra low cost carrier and we are here to satisfy that need," said Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. "Our cheap fares and optional services have saved customers millions because they give consumers the freedom to choose only the extras they value and they only pay for what they use." "Spirit's decision to initiate service to Denver is great news for the city and the region," Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said.   "New air service generates increased economic activity which translates into jobs for the people of Denver." "Today our growing family of carriers at DIA has a new arrival," Aviation Manager Kim Day said. "Denver remains a very strong market for air travel, and we look forward to continued growth with the introduction of Spirit's new service. Their flights at Denver will certainly help us continue to see our passenger traffic grow, and it will continue to keep average airfares for this market among the lowest in the country." "On behalf of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation, I want to thank Spirit Airlines for adding new service at O'Hare International Airport to destinations across the U.S.," said Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "Spirit's daily service to Denver offers Chicagoans a new, super low fare option on this popular route and further expands the multitude of flight offerings at Chicago's airports." "Spirit's announcement of new flights between Denver and DFW shows that passengers are really responding to their service," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "We are very encouraged to see such tremendous growth from Spirit as they expand their presence in the Dallas/Fort Worth market." "I congratulate Spirit Airlines on its continued expansion at FLL and their ultra low cost service to key markets like Denver," said Kent George, Airport Director, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. "McCarran welcomes approximately 1,100 arriving visitors from the Denver area each day, making it the airport's sixth-busiest feeder market. Spirit's entry will boost the incoming seat capacity from Denver by more than 100,000 per year, presenting greater choices and flexibility to those who wish to fly to or from Las Vegas," said Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Clark County Deputy Director of Aviation. "The partnership between Las Vegas and Spirit Airlines began nearly a decade ago and continues to evolve and provide more options for travelers," said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.Schedule for Spirit's Denver (DEN) – Chicago O'Hare (ORD) service effective May 3, 2012:   Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Denver – Chicago 1:20 pm 4:45 pm 630 0 Daily Chicago – Denver 11:05 am 12:40 pm 847 0 DailySchedule for Spirit's Denver (DEN) – Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) service effective May 3, 2012:   Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Denver – DFW 7:40 am 10:25 am 116* 0 Daily   8:30 pm 11:15 pm 720 0 Daily DFW – Denver 6:10 am 7:00 am 115* 0 Daily   4:45 pm 5:35 pm 719 0 Daily *Effective 5/17/12          Schedule for Spirit's Denver (DEN) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective May 3, 2012:   Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Denver – Fort Lauderdale 12:30 am 6:25 am 970** 0 Daily except Sun. & Mon.   2:30 am 8:25 am 970** 0 Sun. & Mon. Fort Lauderdale – Denver 9:15 pm 11:35 pm 355 0 Daily except Sat. & Sun.   11:20 pm 1:40 am 355 0 Sat. & Sun. **Effective 6/14/12          Schedule for Spirit's Denver (DEN) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective June 14, 2012:   Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Denver – Fort Lauderdale 12:30 am 6:25 am 970 0 Daily Fort Lauderdale – Denver 9:15 pm 11:35 pm 355 0 DailySchedule for Spirit's Denver (DEN) – Las Vegas (LAS) service effective May 3, 2012:   Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Denver – Las Vegas 12:00 pm 12:50 pm 561 0 Daily   6:15 pm 7:05 pm 719 0 Daily Las Vegas – Denver 8:30 am 11:20 am 562 0 Daily   5:00 pm 7:50 pm 720 0 DailyFares from $28.79* (each way, including taxes and fees, and based on roundtrip purchase):   Each Way, including taxes and fees Applicable Dates Denver - DFW $28.79 ($9 base fare) 3-May 7-May 8-May 9-May 15-May 16-May DFW - Denver $28.79 ($9 base fare) 3-May 7-May 8-May 9-May 15-May 16-May Denver – Las Vegas $28.79 ($9 base fare) 3-May 7-May 8-May 9-May 14-May 15-May Las Vegas - Denver $28.79 ($9 base fare) 3-May 4-May 8-May 9-May 10-May 11-May Denver - Chicago $28.79 ($9 base fare) 3-May 8-May 9-May 10-May 15-May 16-May Chicago - Denver $28.79 ($9 base fare) 3-May 7-May 8-May 9-May 15-May 16-May Denver – Fort Lauderdale $28.79 ($9 base fare) 4-May 8-May 9-May 10-May 15-May 16-May Fort Lauderdale - Denver $28.79 ($9 base fare) 3-May 8-May 9-May 10-May 15-May 16-MayAbout 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 190 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 11:59 pm EST on February 17, 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 www.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: The $28.79 introductory fare is only available on nonstop flights. 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 round trip 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