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Spirit Airlines Grows in Houston; Starts Ultra Low Fare Service to Chicago and Las Vegas

HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just two weeks after starting service in Houston, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is already expanding with the addition of daily nonstop service to two more cities.  The airline today began ultra low fare service from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

Spirit recently started operations at IAH with twice daily nonstop service between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on September 20, 2012, with connections available to 12 destinations throughout the Americas, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Oakland/San Francisco, Phoenix/Mesa, Portland (Oregon), Tampa, and Toluca/Mexico City.

Customers can check out the insanely low fares offered every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers.

"We're thrilled to continue saving consumers money and satisfying their need for affordable low fares as we offer the best value in travel," says Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle.  "Spirit's ultra low fares and optional add-ons provide customers a total price that's tough to beat."

"We welcome today's new non-stop flights to Las Vegas and Chicago as Spirit Airlines offers value-priced fares connecting Bush Intercontinental to important gateways in the west and Midwest," said Mario Diaz, director of aviation for the Houston Airport System.  "It's a win-win opportunity as Houston gains new air service from the Florida-based carrier."

"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we're pleased that Spirit Airlines' continues to add service at Chicago's global gateway – O'Hare International Airport," said Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). "The low-fare service to Houston from Chicago is great news for travelers."

"McCarran International Airport is pleased that Spirit will offer new choices for travelers who wish to fly between Houston and Las Vegas," said Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Deputy Director of Aviation for Clark County, Nevada. "Last year more than 300,000 visitors flew into Las Vegas from the Houston area, and we believe Spirit will help to further grow that number."

"We are excited to welcome Houston to our ever-evolving partnership with Spirit," said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.  "Every new destination that is added to the schedule provides additional flexibility and more options for travelers."

Spirit's Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH) – Chicago O'Hare (ORD) schedule effective October 4, 2012November 7, 2012:


Depart

Arrive

Flight #

Stops

Frequency

Houston – Chicago

6:15 am

8:52 am

200*

0

Daily

Chicago – Houston

8:35 pm

11:19 pm

295

0

Daily

*Effective October 5, 2012

Spirit's Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH) – Las Vegas (LAS) schedule effective October 4, 2012November 7, 2012:


Depart

Arrive

Flight #

Stops

Frequency

Houston – Las Vegas

4:25 pm

6:00 pm

199

0

Daily

Las Vegas – Houston

10:30 am

3:35 pm

298

0

Daily

Spirit's Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH) – Chicago O'Hare (ORD) schedule effective November 8, 2012:


Depart

Arrive

Flight #

Stops

Frequency

Houston – Chicago

7:05 am

9:42 am

200

0

Daily

Chicago – Houston

7:10 pm

9:54 pm

295

0

Daily

Spirit's Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH) – Las Vegas (LAS) schedule effective November 8, 2012:


Depart

Arrive

Flight #

Stops

Frequency

Houston – Las Vegas

10:35 pm

12:10 am +1

295

0

Daily

Las Vegas – Houston

1:10 am

6:15 am

200**

0

Daily

**Effective November 9, 2012

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 200 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean.  Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.

About Houston Airport System
The Houston Airport System served 49.9 million passengers in 2011. Houston's three airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) contribute over $27 billion to the regional economy. Visit fly2houston.com and follow us on Twitter @HobbyAirport and @IAH

SOURCE Houston Airport System



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