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Spirit Airlines Adds More Flights From Latrobe/Pittsburgh

MIRAMAR, Fla., March 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) continues to add new daily nonstop flights from the Latrobe/Pittsburgh area. Today the first Ultra-low Cost Carrier in the Americas announced new daily service from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport which begins May 7, 2015. This new service will also provide ultra-low fare connecting opportunities from Latrobe/Pittsburgh via Chicago to several Western destinations, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

"We're proud to introduce nonstop service between the Latrobe/Pittsburgh area and Chicago," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit's ultra-low Bare Fares™ plus Frill Control™ continue to be popular with cost conscious travelers, and are even more attractive when combined with the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport's free close-in parking and terminal where the ticket counters, security checkpoints and gates are all steps away from each other."

With these additional routes Spirit Airlines will operate nonstop flights from Latrobe/Pittsburgh to seven cities. Current routes include: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas (starting April 16, 2015), Myrtle Beach, Orlando, and Tampa.

"This is wonderful news from Spirit Airlines," said golf legend Arnold Palmer, who is also the namesake of the Latrobe/Pittsburgh airport. "This successful passenger service out of Latrobe keeps growing and growing. Spirit flights to and from Chicago with the good connections should be extremely popular."

From Chicago, Spirit will operate flights to a total of 23 cities nonstop with this additional route. Current routes from Chicago include: Atlanta, Atlantic City, Baltimore/Washington, DC, Boston, Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, New York, Oakland/San Francisco Bay, Orlando, Philadelphia (starting April 16, 2015), Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Diego (starting April 16, 2015), and Tampa. In addition, Spirit offers connecting service to over 30 more domestic and International cities.

"We thank Spirit Airlines for its commitment to O'Hare with this new route," said Michael Boland, Acting Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. "Spirit's new low-fare flights to Latrobe/Pittsburgh provide more options for travelers."

Customers can check out the crazy low fares and vacation packages available to all the destinations were Spirit flies at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers.

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 325 daily flights to 57 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.

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: Paul Berry (954) 628-4827 Email: Paul.Berry@Spirit.com En Espanol: Manuel Jaquez (954) 628-4898 Email: Manuel.Jaquez@Spirit.com

Source:Spirit Airlines