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Black & Yellow Takes Flight Over the Steel City! Spirit Airlines Arrives at Pittsburgh International Airport

New nonstop service from Pittsburgh to Dallas/Fort Worth and Myrtle Beach begins today; five additional destinations to start over the next several weeks

MIRAMAR, Fla., May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What’s black and yellow and connects Pittsburgh to the hottest destinations in the country? It’s Spirit Airlines, of course. In addition to its cool colors, the newest airline to arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) brings ultra-low fares to seven destinations, including its service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) starting today. Spirit will also begin flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Las Vegas, Houston and Los Angeles over the next several weeks. So head to www.spirit.com and see how Spirit can save you major cash on the ultimate getaway just in time for summer.

Pittsburgh to/from Service Start Date Frequency
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) May 25, 2017 Once daily
Myrtle Beach (MYR) May 25, 2017 Once daily (seasonal)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) June 15, 2017 3 days/week
Orlando (MCO) June 22, 2017 Once daily
Las Vegas (LAS) June 22, 2017 Once daily
Houston (IAH) July 13, 2017 Once daily
Los Angeles (LAX) July 13, 2017 Once daily

/EIN News/ -- “We are thrilled to expand our presence in Western Pennsylvania with new service from Pittsburgh International Airport,” said Mark Kopczak, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines. “With ultra-low fares to some of the hottest destinations in our network, we expect to give many more travelers the chance to save on airfare and spend their extra cash going on vacation or visiting friends and relatives.”

“Spirit’s announcement to start service is the latest addition to the positive momentum at Pittsburgh International Airport,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. “I’m certain those black and yellow planes will be a perfect fit. It’s fantastic that the airport’s growth is matching the renaissance of our region and the addition of Spirit will help continue those gains.”

“We are excited to welcome Spirit to Pittsburgh International Airport with a great lineup of new nonstop flights and additional low fare options,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis. “We have been seeing steady growth in passengers, including on low cost carriers. We look forward to working with Spirit to ensure its successful operation and growth in Pittsburgh where the airline has made a significant investment.”

Spirit’s new flights are available for purchase now. Customers 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 more than 30% 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 more than 450 daily flights to 60 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 

En Español: Brittany Portalatin
954-364-0243
Brittany.Portalatin@spirit.com 

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