Need an Escape From the Cold? Spirit Airlines Begins New Nonstop Service Between Baltimore/Washington and Orlando

MIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Is the winter chill already getting you down? Ditch that ice scraper and grab your sunscreen! Spirit Airlines begins new daily nonstop service to and from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and the Orlando International Airport (MCO) this week. Flying to the Sunshine State with more cash left in your pocket for theme parks and souvenirs just got a lot easier, so toss your snow boots for your flip-flops and hop on board.

In celebration of Spirit’s inaugural flight on Thursday, the airline awarded two roundtrip tickets and three hotel nights at one of Orlando’s premier resorts to Connie Yeh, the winner of its first Spirit-aneous Getaway. With her bags packed, Yeh joined dozens of other contestants at BWI to enter the instant vacation sweepstakes just hours before the first Orlando-bound flight took off. For those who couldn’t make it to the airport, Spirit also held an online contest, giving away two roundtrip ticket vouchers from BWI to MCO.

“This is so exciting. I really can’t believe it,” Yeh said. “Thanks to Spirit Airlines for giving my friend and me a trip we will never forget.”

In addition to today’s new service, Spirit Airlines will begin twice-daily nonstop service between BWI and the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), and once-daily service to/from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), starting April 21, 2016. With these additions, Spirit will operate nonstop service from Baltimore/Washington to 12 cities, including Atlanta, Boston (starting 4/21/2016), Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit (4/21/2016), Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, and Orlando.

“Spirit continues to grow here at BWI Marshall, which means more ultra-low fares and more travel options for our customers,” said Ricky Smith, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall. “We welcome the added service from Spirit.”

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 375 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, Inc.