MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whether you’re recovering from the election, sick of raking leaves or need an escape from the chilly temps, a Florida getaway just got a lot more affordable for travelers in Northeast Ohio. Today, Spirit Airlines adds Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) to its growing network, with the start of nonstop flights to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Tampa. As its 58th destination, Spirit will also begin daily nonstop flights from CAK to Myrtle Beach and Las Vegas on April 27, 2017. The new service includes:
|Akron-Canton to/from||Service Start Date||Frequency|
|Fort Lauderdale||November 10, 2016||Once daily|
|Orlando||November 10, 2016||Once daily|
|Tampa||November 10, 2016||3 days/week (seasonal)|
|Fort Myers||November 11, 2016||4 days/week (seasonal)|
|Myrtle Beach||April 27, 2017||Once daily (seasonal)|
|Las Vegas||April 27, 2017||Once daily|
“Spirit is proud to begin serving the Akron-Canton Airport,” said Bob Fornaro, President and CEO of Spirit Airlines. “From my previous experience with the community, I know there’s a strong need and desire for ultra-low fares to some of the most popular leisure destinations we serve. Whether it’s a Gulf Coast beach getaway or a family trip to Orlando, this new service gives our customers in Northeast Ohio more options and more cash in their pockets to spend on that much-deserved dream vacation.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Spirit Airlines to the Akron-Canton Airport today,” said Rick McQueen, president and CEO of Akron-Canton Airport. “Our customers now have more convenient options to get to their favorite Florida destinations, with the start of daily, nonstop service. With the combination of Spirit’s low fares and CAK’s convenience, we see a bright, sunny future ahead for our customers.”
In celebration of today’s inaugural flight, Spirit and CAK awarded one lucky winner Free Flights for Four More Years. The contest caps off Spirit’s Yellow Out Ohio campaign, giving Northeast Ohio a break from all the election madness. Out of thousands of submissions, Ryan Smith from North Canton won the grand prize, allowing he and a guest to travel once a month from CAK on Spirit for the next four years.
Spirit’s flights to Florida, Myrtle Beach and Las Vegas are available for sale now. 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 58 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.
*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics
Contact: Stephen Schuler 954-364-0231 Stephen.Schuler@spirit.com
Source:Spirit Airlines, Inc.