MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Get ready to fly to some great locations and save a lot of money doing so. Today, Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) announced it will be expanding its non-stop service to ten new destinations beginning in the Spring of 2015. The new locations include domestic cities including Tampa, Baltimore/Washington, DC and Oakland/San Francisco Bay, and seven destinations in Latin America including Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua (International routes are subject to foreign governmental approval).
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"We're excited to offer our customers in Houston the opportunity to fly to and from these great destinations without having to spend a ton of money getting there," said Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines' President & CEO. "Whether you're visiting family or the great attractions these cities have to offer, Spirit's Ultra-Low Bare Fares™ along with Frill Control™ allow many more travelers to fly to these great cities who previously could not afford it."
According to Department of Transportation data1, on average Spirit Airlines' airfare is more than 40% less than other airlines. Even after adding some of the optional services Spirit offers, the total price is still 35% less. With fares this low, Spirit's customers spend less money on their flights and that gives them more money to spend at their destination of choice.
Here are the new destinations and start dates Spirit Airlines announced today at a news conference at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport:
|New U.S. Destinations|
|Tampa (TPA)||March 26, 2015||Daily|
|Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI)||March 27, 2015||Daily|
|Oakland/San Francisco Bay (OAK)*||April 16, 2015||Daily|
|New Mexican Destinations**|
|Cancun, Mexico (CUN)||May 7, 2015||3 per week|
|Increases to daily on June 11, 2015|
|Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)*||May 7, 2015||2 per week|
|Increases to 4 per week on June 11, 2015|
|Toluca/Mexico City, Mexico (TLC)*||May 7, 2015||2 per week|
|Increases to 3 per week on June 11, 2015|
|New Central American Destinations**|
|Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)||May 28, 2015||3 per week|
|San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)||May 28, 2015||4 per week|
|San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)||May 28, 2015||3 per week|
|San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)||May 28, 2015||4 per week|
* Routes served for summer season only
** International routes are subject to foreign governmental approval
These new destinations are in addition to the 12 non-stop cities Spirit currently offers from Houston, which includes Atlanta, Chicago (O'Hare), Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, Orlando, and San Diego, along with connecting service to an additional 17 cities. Customers can check out the crazy low fares and vacation packages available to all the destinations where Spirit flies at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers.
"Spirit Airlines clearly recognizes the opportunities associated with an economy as dynamic as Houston's," says Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz. "The Spirit team arrived at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 2012 offering two nonstop destinations but with this new announcement that destination total will soon stand at twenty-two. They've already proven their commitment to an aggressive growth strategy on the domestic front and now we're anxious to see them apply that same philosophy to Houston's international route map."
About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average much lower than other airlines. Our customers start with an unbundled, stripped-down Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows them to pay only for the options they choose – like bags, seat assignments and refreshments – the things other airlines bake right into their ticket prices. We help people save money and travel more often, create new jobs and stimulate business growth in the communities we serve. With our modern and fuel-efficient all-Airbus fleet, we operate more than 280 daily flights to more than 55 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.
Footnote 1: Based on US Department of Transportation data for Spirit and other U.S. airlines for the twelve months ended second quarter 2014 adjusted for differences in length of haul.