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Spirit Airlines Announces New Executive Appointments

MIRAMAR, Fla., Aug. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) has named two new executives to its leadership team. Matt Klein joins Spirit as the Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer effective August 11, 2016 and Rocky Wiggins joins as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer effective September 26, 2016.

“At Spirit, we are very proud of our growth and success as an airline and as a team,” said Spirit's President and CEO, Bob Fornaro. " We are expanding our fleet, adding new routes, focusing on improving our operations and customer experience, all while delivering on our promise to deliver ultra-low fares. These two individuals will help drive that vision, bringing valuable insight and experiences to help us achieve our goals and reach new heights as an airline.”

Matt Klein will lead revenue and marketing strategy, managing Spirit’s Network Planning, Pricing & Revenue Management and Consumer Marketing teams. With more than 20 years of management experience in the airline and travel industries, Matt most recently worked in various consulting capacities in the travel industry. Prior to that, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at lastminute.com and Vice President, Global Airline Relations at Travelocity. Additionally, his experience includes serving as a leader of Pricing, Revenue, Forecasting and Distribution Planning at AirTran Airways, and various other roles in domestic pricing with US Airways. Matt holds an MBA from University of Florida, and a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland.

Rocky Wiggins will drive Spirit’s IT strategy and IT operations as the company strengthens its business solutions, operations and customer experience. Rocky comes to Spirit with 35 years of experience in the travel industry where he has become a leader in technology innovation. Rocky's experience includes serving as Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer of WestJet, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer Cambria/Sun Country Airlines, and Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of AirTran Airways. Rocky earned an MBA from Wake Forest University, and studied physics at Guilford University and engineering at Western Kentucky University.

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 and one of the 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

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.