MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines sent a dedicated aircraft to New York City with utility experts to aid in restoring power to the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
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Spirit sent the aid flight from its hometown of Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to pick up a plane full of utility professionals from SRP (Salt River Project), one of Arizona's largest utilities. The flight landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Friday evening.
"Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. We want to do whatever we can to help bring aid to our friends and neighbors throughout the New York City area and surrounding regions during this challenging time," said Spirit's Chief Operating Officer Tony Lefebvre. "Less than 24 hours after receiving the call from SRP, we mobilized resources and made an aircraft available to get a team of SRP's professionals to New York."
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Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while creating new jobs. Spirit's modern fleet, configuration and other innovations enable Spirit to burn less fuel per seat than competitors, making Spirit one of the most environmentally-friendly U.S. carriers. Spirit's all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 200 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.
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