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Spirit Airlines Joins Phoenix Sky Harbor

Spirit Airlines announced today that it will begin operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on October 24. This news comes on the heels of the US Airways, now the New American, increasing the presence of the largest airline in the world in Phoenix and of Volaris Airlines announcing nonstop flights to Mexico starting October 19.

“Phoenix is open for business,” Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said. “Our economy continues to grow with more visitors and clients traveling to our city and investing in our region. America’s Friendliest Airport serves as a hub of economic growth for Phoenix and we welcome expanded flight options at Sky Harbor.”

Spirit will fly nonstop daily to Dallas/Fort Worth beginning October 24 and add daily service to Chicago O’Hare and Denver International beginning November 7.  DFW is currently served by American/US Airways with 14 daily flights; O’Hare is served by American/US Airways and United with 5 daily flights; Denver is served by US Airways, United, Southwest and Frontier with 24 flights per day.

“These additional flights are evidence that the city and the airport have weathered the tough economic times and are ready for growth,” Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos said. “With their strong presence in Latin America, we hope that these are the first of many domestic and international cities that Spirit will serve from Sky Harbor.”

Spirit Airlines is based in Miramar, Florida and allows customers to save money on travel by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services, allowing customers the freedom to choose the extras they value. Spirit’s all-Airbus fleet currently operates flights throughout the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. The airline will move into Sky Harbor’s north concourse in Terminal 3.

“Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport fits Spirit’s growth strategy by continuing to take customers to the big cities they want to go to at an affordable price,” said Spirit’s Senior Director of Network Planning, Mark Kopczak.  “We look forward to serving even more travelers to and from the Phoenix area with Spirit’s ultra low fares and optional add-ons for a total price that’s tough to beat.”

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is among the top 10 busiest airports in the country, with over 1,200 daily nonstop flights to 100 destinations.

“We are delighted to welcome the airline into the Phoenix Sky Harbor family, and to offer passengers additional options to some of their favorite destinations,” said Phoenix Aviation Director, Danny Murphy.

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Spirit Airlines launches Denver-Phoenix flights

Spirit Airlines is kicking off its new service and Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

The Florida-based low cost carrier will have one daily non-stop each way beginning Thursday. The flights leave Denver at midmorning each day and leave the east Phoenix suburb of Mesa for the return late in the morning.

Spirit touts low fares but makes up some of the difference with fees that account for 40 percent of its revenue. The average customer pays more than $100 per round trip in fees.

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Spirit Airlines Starts Dallas/Fort Worth–Phoenix/Mesa Service

Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) has started daily non-stop service between Boston Logan International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and daily non-stop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with continuing service to Fort Lauderdale.

To celebrate, Spirit is offering $28.79 fares, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* from Dallas/Fort Worth to Boston and Phoenix-Mesa (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com.

 “We’re all about giving customers the opportunity to save money on air travel and today travelers from throughout Dallas/Fort Worth, Boston and Phoenix have the opportunity to take advantage of our ultra low fares to even more destinations,” said Spirit’s Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle.

“Spirit’s launch of flights from DFW to Boston Logan and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport means more good news for our passengers in the form of more choices and great fares,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport.  “We’re glad to see Spirit Airlines continue to expand at DFW, because that shows its strong commitment to the Dallas/Fort Worth community.”

“We are extremely pleased that Spirit Airlines has started seasonal daily service from Logan International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport,” said Massport Director of Aviation Edward C. Freni. “Since beginning service in summer 2006, Spirit has continued to grow its successful niche in Boston and we welcome their continued success and competitive fares for our customers.”

“I want to thank Spirit Airlines for recognizing the opportunity to bring daily service from Gateway to Dallas/Fort Worth,” Gilbert Mayor and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board Chairman John Lewis, said. “I know the people of this region appreciate the nonstop, low-cost flights and will support the service. The continuing route to Fort Lauderdale will also be quite popular with Valley residents.”

“Just last month we celebrated Spirit’s first flight into Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Las Vegas,” Mayor Scott Smith said. “I am happy to see Dallas/Fort Worth as the next great destination for travelers. And to those heading our way, welcome to Mesa.”