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Spirit Airlines and Its Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement

MIRAMAR, Fla., March 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA), providing the airlines more than 2,200 Flight Attendants with a five-year contract. The agreement contains wage increases, healthcare and other benefits.

“I am thrilled that we were able to reach an agreement with the AFA, providing our Flight Attendants the pay increases they deserve while keeping our airline in a strong financial position,” said John Bendoraitis, Spirit’s Chief Operations Officer. “From the beginning we were committed to showing how much we value the contributions of our great flight attendants and ensuring the future of our airline. This agreement achieves this goal.”

The AFA Negotiating Committee will be sharing complete details of the agreement with Spirit's Flight Attendant Leadership, and once approved will be put before all Flight Attendants for a ratification vote.

“I want to thank the members of the AFA negotiating committee for representing their members and understanding the importance of sustaining the airline, and the National Mediation Board for their diligence throughout the negotiations,” added Bendoraitis. “We look forward to approval and ratification of the contract in the coming weeks.”

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, 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. Our Fit Fleet is the youngest, most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 390 daily flights to more than 56 destinations in the U.S., 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 Portalatin 954-364-0243 Brittany.Portalatin@Spirit.com

Source:Spirit Airlines, Inc.