Spirit Airlines Expands Ultra-Low Cost Service in Northeast Ohio with New Service to Akron-Canton Airport

MIRAMAR, Fla., July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endless political ads, raking leaves, the end of summer…all depressing reminders that fall will be here in no time. Don’t worry Northeast Ohio! Spirit Airlines has you covered with new routes and ultra-low fares to escape the cold. Spirit is proud to announce Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) will become the 57th city to join its expanding network, with new daily nonstop service to four Florida destinations starting November 10, 2016 and seasonal service to Myrtle Beach beginning in April. So ditch the pumpkin latte for a frozen tropical cocktail and start planning your beach getaway. The new service includes:

Akron-Canton to/from Service Start DateFrequency
Fort LauderdaleNovember 10, 2016 Once daily
OrlandoNovember 10, 2016Once daily
TampaNovember 10, 20163 days/week (seasonal)
Fort MyersNovember 11, 20164 days/week (seasonal)
Myrtle BeachApril 27, 2017Once daily (seasonal)

“Akron-Canton is the perfect place to expand our growing network,” said Mark Kopczak, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines. “Spirit’s super low Bare Fares™, with Frill Control™ allow customers to choose only those extras they want to pay for and gives them the most control over their travel budget. This new service compliments Spirit’s existing service to Cleveland, and will help us provide even more ultra-low fare options from Northeast Ohio’s two top airports.”

“This is a great day for travelers who love ultra-low fares and awesome vacation destinations,” said Akron-Canton Airport president and CEO, Rick McQueen. “We are thrilled about the five destinations Spirit has selected and can’t wait to see those cool yellow airplanes land here at CAK.“

Spirit’s new flights to Florida and Myrtle Beach will be available for purchase beginning later today. You 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.

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

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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.