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Spirit Airlines Announces Service From Dallas/Fort Worth to Toluca/Mexico City, Detroit and San Diego

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Spirit Airlines Announces Service From Dallas/Fort Worth to Toluca/Mexico City, Detroit and San Diego08:10 EDT Tuesday, April 03, 2012Fares From $28.79 (Each Way Based on Roundtrip Purchase)* Available at Spirit.comBased on $9.00 Base Fare Plus Taxes and Fees* MIRAMAR, Fla., April 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) gets ready to celebrate the one-year anniversary of introducing its ultra low fares to the Metroplex, the airline is more than quadrupling the number of cities it serves from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport this summer. Spirit today announced that it will start non-stop daily service from Dallas/Fort Worth to three more new cities on June 21, 2012, including Toluca/Mexico City, Detroit and San Diego. To celebrate, Spirit is offering fares from $28.79, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* from Dallas/Fort Worth to Detroit and San Diego, and from $64.73, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* to Toluca/Mexico City (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com. Spirit started service from the Dallas/Fort Worth on May 5, 2011, with non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas, followed by Chicago. The airline also now offers non-stop service to Atlanta, Boston, New York LaGuardia, Orlando and Phoenix/Mesa. On May 3, 2012, Spirit starts daily service to Denver and three weekly flights to Myrtle Beach, and on May 4, 2012, Spirit begins four weekly flights to Tampa. "As we approach our one-year anniversary at DFW, we are proud to liberate even more customers from high fares and continue to grow the number of cities we serve from the Metroplex," said Spirit's Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. "We look forward to giving even more consumers the opportunity to save money on travel with our ultra low fares, and our optional services for a fee allow customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value." "Spirit Airlines is clearly gaining a lot of traction in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, with new flights to San Diego, Detroit and Toluca, Mexico," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "We are very encouraged by Spirit's growth and their entry into Mexico, which means more great travel options for our passengers." "Spirit Airlines has been a link that has strengthened the growth of new international routes to Toluca International Airport," said Dr. Eruviel Avila Villegas, Governor of the State of Mexico. "The citizens of the State of Mexico want their state to continue growing and have a stronger presence around the world. Today we celebrate this benefit to our state because we are going to be connected with one of the most important airports in the world: Dallas/Fort Worth. I´m sure that this important new destination will be very successful, increasing our touristic, economic and brotherhood bonds between the State of Mexico and the United States of America. Congratulations." "We are very pleased that Spirit Airlines is adding another non-stop destination to its already impressive array of service options to and from Detroit," said Tom Naughton, Interim CEO of the Wayne County Airport Authority which operates Detroit Metropolitan Airport. "This is the first low-cost carrier service to Dallas/Fort-Worth from Detroit and will provide another option for our cost-conscious consumers."  "We are excited that Spirit is inaugurating nonstop flights between San Diego and Dallas/Fort Worth this June," said Thella Bowens, President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. "Spirit will provide another nonstop option for the over 270,000 passengers flying this route annually."Schedule for Spirit's Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Toluca/Mexico City (TLC) service effective June 21, 2012:                         Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Dallas/Fort Worth – Toluca/Mexico City 11:20 pm 1:45 am +1 161 0 Daily Toluca/Mexico City – Dallas/Fort Worth 3:20 am 6:00 am 162* 0 Daily *Effective 6/22/12           Note: service between DFW and TLC is subject to foreign government approval.                      Schedule for Spirit's Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Detroit (DTW) service effective June 21, 2012:                         Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Dallas/Fort Worth – Detroit 4:00 pm 7:40 pm 734 0 Daily Detroit – Dallas/Fort Worth 8:30 pm 10:15 pm 313 0 Daily            Schedule for Spirit's Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – San Diego (SAN) service effective June 21, 2012:                         Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Dallas/Fort Worth – San Diego 2:45 pm 3:35 pm 107 0 Daily San Diego – Dallas/Fort Worth 4:25 pm 9:30 pm 108 0 Daily      Fares from $28.79* (each way, including taxes and fees, and based on roundtrip purchase):             Each Way, including taxes and fees Applicable Dates Dallas/Fort Worth – Toluca/Mexico City $64.73 ($9 base fare) 24-Jun, 25-Jun, 26-Jun, 10-Sep, 11-Sep, 12-Sep Toluca/Mexico City – Dallas/Fort Worth $75.86 ($9 base fare) 25-Jun, 26-Jun, 27-Jun, 10-Sep, 11-Sep, 12-Sep Dallas/Fort Worth – Detroit $28.79 ($9 base fare) 24-Jun, 25-Jun, 26-Jun, 10-Sep, 11-Sep, 12-Sep Detroit – Dallas/Fort Worth $28.79 ($9 base fare) 25-Jun, 26-Jun, 27-Jun, 10-Sep, 11-Sep, 12-Sep Dallas/Fort Worth – San Diego $28.79 ($9 base fare) 24-Jun, 25-Jun, 26-Jun, 10-Sep, 11-Sep, 12-Sep San Diego – Dallas/Fort Worth $28.79 ($9 base fare) 25-Jun, 26-Jun, 27-Jun, 10-Sep, 11-Sep, 12-SepAbout 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 11:59PM EST on April 4, 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, click here 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 for 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