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California Here We Come (Again): Spirit Airlines Announces West Coast Growth With Expanded Service in Los Angeles

MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What's that high in the sky above the Hollywood sign? It's a whole lot of yellow planes, giving Los Angeles more go for takeoff. Spirit Airlines announced today the addition of several new routes this coming spring to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Spirit, best known for its super low Bare Fares™, with Frill Control™ begins twice-daily service today between LAX and the Oakland International Airport. So ditch the paparazzi and start planning your next adventure for a lot less money than on other airlines.

"Spirit Airlines is thrilled to announce these new routes, showcasing our commitment to low fares in the Los Angeles market," said Mark Kopczak, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines. "With new twice-daily service between LAX and Oakland/San Francisco Bay starting today followed by new service to Seattle-Tacoma announced just last week, and these new and expanded routes coming in spring 2016, we'll be able to connect more customers on the west coast. Whether you're visiting family or the great attractions these cities have to offer, Spirit Airlines allows many more travelers to fly to these great cities who previously could not afford it."

Spirit's new and expanded flights will be available for purchase beginning today.

Los Angeles to/from Service Start Date Frequency
Oakland/San Francisco Bay November 12, 2015 Twice-Daily
Seattle-Tacoma March 24, 2016 Twice-Daily
Portland, OR March 25, 2016 Daily
Phoenix April 8, 2016 Twice-Daily
Denver* April 8, 2016 Twice-Daily
Philadelphia April 14, 2016 Daily
New Orleans April 14, 2016 Daily
* Expanding existing daily service

"We are extremely excited to have Spirit Airlines expand its low-fare service from Los Angeles International Airport," said Deborah Flint, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports. "Today's announcement further strengthens our strong relationship working with Spirit Airlines, giving our passengers more affordable options to travel and use our world-class facilities."

With these new services Spirit will offer daily non-stop service from Los Angeles to 18 cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington DC, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans (starting 4/14/2016), Oakland/San Francisco Bay, Philadelphia (starting 4/14/2016), Phoenix (starting 4/8/2016), Portland (OR) (starting 3/25/2016), and Seattle-Tacoma (starting 3/24/2016).

Customers can check out the crazy low fares and vacation packages available to all the destinations we fly 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, much lower than other airlines, on average nearly 40% less.* 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 370 daily flights to 56 destinations in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.

*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics

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: Stephen Schuler 954-364-0231 Stephen.Schuler@Spirit.com En Espanol: Brittany O'Dell 954-364-0243 Brittany.ODell@Spirit.com

Source:Spirit Airlines