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Spirit Airlines Starts Service From San Diego to Portland, Oregon and Los Cabos, Mexico

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Spirit Airlines Starts Service From San Diego to Portland, Oregon and Los Cabos, Mexico07:02 EST Thursday, November 08, 2012MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) today starts daily nonstop service from San Diego to two new markets: Portland, Oregon and Los Cabos, Mexico. Customers can check out the insanely low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers. Portland travelers have the opportunity to connect to Spirit's new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Los Cabos, Mexico. "We're excited to grow our network of ultra low fare options for our west coast customers in San Diego and Portland with service to a new international destination – Los Cabos, Mexico," says San Diego resident and Spirit's Senior Manager Route Planning Robyn Platt. "We look forward to continuing to save customers money on travel by offering them the lowest fares." "The decision to open a new route to Cabo San Lucas by Spirit Airlines reaffirms the importance of Mexico as a preferred travel destination for U.S. visitors and also contributes significantly to strengthening our numerous economic and cultural ties with San Diego," said Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, Remedios Gómez Arnau. "This new service on Spirit Airlines is great news for San Diego and Baja California," said Robert Gleason, Board Chair San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. "We are pleased to partner with Spirit Airlines on this exciting new service, and we look forward to the boost to tourism it will bring to both our regions." "We welcome Spirit Airlines' new service to San Diego, providing another nonstop route option for our travelers at Portland International Airport," said David Zielke, Port of Portland general manger of air service development. "We applaud Spirit's expansion at PDX, now offering flights to three of our top 20 destinations – Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Diego."Spirit's Portland, Oregon (PDX) – San Diego (SAN) schedule effective November 8, 2012:   Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Portland, Oregon – San Diego 6:15 am 8:45 am 470 0 Daily San Diego – Portland, Oregon 8:51 pm 11:21 pm 245 0 DailySpirit's San Diego (SAN) – Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD) schedule effective November 8, 2012:    Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency San Diego – Los Cabos, Mexico 10:40 am 1:45 pm 107 0 Daily Los Cabos, Mexico – San Diego 2:40 pm 3:55 pm 108 0 Daily In addition to San Diego, Spirit's service from Portland includes daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth and Las Vegas, as well as connecting service to Los Cabos, Mexico. Spirit's network from San Diego includes daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Los Cabos, and now Portland, Oregon.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 200 daily flights to over 50 destinations within 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.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