MIRAMAR, Fla. (April 24, 2014) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced that it is starting new service between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and two new cities - Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) starting on August 1, 2014.
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"We're excited to offer more flights nonstop to more cities from New Orleans," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit's Vice President, Network Planning. "Since starting service to New Orleans just over a year ago, our unique product offering has become popular with savvy, value-conscious customers here who appreciate saving money on travel with Spirit's ultra-low fares, optional add-ons, and low total prices that are tough to beat".
As a result of the addition of these new nonstop flights, Spirit will offer ultra-low fare connecting service to several cities in Central America, including San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Managua, Nicaragua; Panama City, Panama; and San Jose, Costa Rica, along with connections to other domestic and international locations.
"We are very excited about the new route expansion by Spirit Airlines for the New Orleans market," said Iftikhar Ahmad, Armstrong International Director of Aviation. "The daily flights to Houston and Ft. Lauderdale will give our passengers another travel option to these destinations. But, more importantly the timing of the departure schedule from New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale will open up an opportunity for travel to Central America on their connecting flights from Florida."
About Spirit Airlines
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 270 daily flights to 55 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.
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