Dude! Spirit Announces New Service Between SoCal and NorCal

MIRAMAR, Fla., May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Californians looking to make a quick trip between Los Angeles and the Bay Area can now skip the more than five hour drive, and instead hop on a one hour flight and save a lot of money at the same time. Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) announced today it will add new nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Oakland International Airport (OAK), beginning November 12, 2015.

This new service will consist of two daily nonstop flights, with a morning and evening flight each way, allowing travelers to keep time on their side. They'll also be able to keep more money in their pockets with Spirit's ultra-low fares.

"Spirit is becoming an increasingly more popular travel choice for value conscious travelers in the West," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit's friendly service combined with our low Bare Fares™ with Frill Control™ makes flying between Los Angeles and the Bay area more affordable than ever."

"The 'Bay-to-Basin' corridor is one of the busiest air travel markets in the world, and Spirit's new service out of Oakland International Airport brings a new option and greater choice for leisure travelers on both ends of the route," said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for Port of Oakland.

With this new service, Spirit will operate nonstop flights to 13 destinations from Los Angeles, including Atlanta (starting 8/20/15), Baltimore/Washington, DC (starting 7/9/15), Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Kansas City (starting 7/9/15), Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Oakland/San Francisco Bay area (starting 11/12/15).

From Oakland, Spirit will operate nonstop to five destinations, including Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston (seasonal), Las Vegas, and Los Angeles (starting 11/12/15).

Customers can check out the flight schedules, crazy low fares, and vacation packages available for this new service and to all Spirit's destinations at www.spirit.com.

About Spirit Airlines:

Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly. On average our fares are nearly 40% less 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 360 daily flights to 57 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.

*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics

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CONTACT: Paul Berry 954-918-9432 Paul.Berry@spirit.com En Espanol: Irisaida Mendez 954-625-4200 Irisaida.Mendez@Spirit.com

Source:Spirit Airlines