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Start Spreading the News! Spirit Airlines Brings More Go to New York/Newark

MIRAMAR, Fla., July 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, all breathtaking sights dotting America’s most famous skyline. And now the view is set to get even brighter, with Spirit Airline’s expansion to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Starting October 30, Spirit will begin new daily nonstop service between Newark and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). Service to/from Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) will begin March 9, 2017. So plan your escape from the New York/Newark winter and be prepared to save even more cash to spend at your sunny destination.

Newark to/from Service Start Date Frequency
Fort LauderdaleOctober 30, 20163 daily flights/4 daily flights (starting 11/10/16)
OrlandoOctober 30, 2016Once daily/twice daily (starting 11/10/16)
Myrtle BeachMarch 9, 2017Once daily

This new service complements Spirit’s existing service in the New York/New Jersey area, including 11 daily flights from New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and 11 daily flights from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY).

"We’re excited to expand our ultra-low cost service options in the greater New York/New Jersey area through Newark Liberty International Airport,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "We thank the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for enabling competitive access to Newark. Consumers are the winners in Newark - one of the highest airfare markets in the country** - with the addition of more flights and lower fares from more airlines.”

In addition to these nonstop flights, Spirit will offer connecting service from Newark via its Fort Lauderdale home and Orlando to more than 30 destinations, including more than 20 to/from the Caribbean and Latin America.

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 425 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
** According to the Bureau of Transportation’s 1st Quarter 2016 Air Fare Data, Tables 7-12, issued July 26, 2016

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

Source:Spirit Airlines, Inc.