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Growing on the Gulf Coast - Spirit Airlines Brings More Ultra-Low Fares to the Baltimore/DC Area

MIRAMAR, Fla., July 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Need a vacation from the election season? As the never-ending battle for presidential power plays out on the national stage, Spirit is delivering new escape options from the nation’s capital following the madness of Election Day. So halt those social media rants, turn off your news alerts, and let’s all agree Florida’s Gulf Coast is the ideal candidate for a winter getaway. Spirit Airlines now has you covered, starting new daily nonstop service between the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and the Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and the Tampa International Airport (TPA), starting November 10, 2016.

"Spirit customers love saving money on air travel and these new routes give the Baltimore/Washington area even more ultra-low cost options,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit's friendly service combined with our ultra-low Bare Fares™ with Frill Control™ makes that dream Florida vacation more affordable than ever before."

Spirit continues to grow at BWI, bringing new daily nonstop service to/from the Orlando International Airport (MCO), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) earlier this year. With these additions, Spirit will operate nonstop service from Baltimore/Washington to 14 cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers (starting 11/10/16), Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, and Tampa (starting 11/10/16).

“Spirit Airlines continues to grow its ultra-low fare service at BWI Marshall Airport,” said Ricky Smith, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall. “Since first landing at BWI Marshall in 2012, the airline has rapidly added new flight options for customers from throughout the Washington-Baltimore region.”

Spirit’s new flights will be available for purchase beginning today. Customers can check out the crazy low fares and vacation packages available to all of the destinations we fly at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit’s email deals and offers. So cast your vote for a relaxing vacation that won’t break the bank or your political hopes.

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 one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate over 400 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.