Ultra-low cost carrier growing again in its first year at DFW, announcing further expansion plans
DFW AIRPORT, Texas, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit Airlines today launched service to three new destinations from DFW International Airport, with flights to Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The three inaugural flights today mark the first wave of a large planned expansion of offerings at DFW by Spirit Airlines.
Spirit not only doubled its DFW destinations today, the ultra low-cost carrier also announced it would launch service from DFW to Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Myrtle Beach (MYR) starting in early May, and that it has applied for government approval to connect DFW with Toluca, Mexico (TLC). Previously, Spirit had announced new service from DFW to Boston (BOS) and Phoenix-Mesa (AZA), which is scheduled to start in March.
"We welcome the addition of new Spirit Airlines service from DFW to Atlanta, Orlando and New York City, and we are pleased to see even more flights coming later this spring." said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "Spirit's tremendous expansion at our Airport means that DFW passengers will benefit from having more travel options and more choices to fly."
The first arrival from Atlanta into DFW was greeted with a traditional "shower of affection" water cannon salute from the DFW Department of Public Safety.
Spirit Airlines arrived at DFW less than a year ago with service to Fort Lauderdale and to Las Vegas, and then added Chicago Midway service soon thereafter.
"We are excited to be liberating even more customers from high fares as we continue to grow the number of cities we serve from Dallas/Fort Worth," said Spirit's Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. "Our cheap base fares give consumers the opportunity to save money on travel, and our range of optional services for a fee allows customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value."
The added service from Spirit represents further proof of the Airport's ongoing momentum in developing new air service for the citizens of Dallas/Fort Worth. In the past 16 months, DFW has added six new passenger carriers, nine new international destinations and over 20 passenger air routes.
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