Spirit Airlines Triples Service Between Florida And South Carolina
Ultra Low Cost Carrier Adds New Service Between Fort Lauderdale and Columbia
and New Service Between Orlando and Myrtle Beach
Primo Introductory Fares* as Low as $7 Available at http://www.spiritair.com/
Miramar, Florida (February 28, 2008) - Spirit Airlines today announced the addition of new non-stop service to Columbia, South Carolina, as well as expanded service to Myrtle Beach with the introduction of new service from Orlando.
New service between Spirit's Fort Lauderdale home and Columbia, South Carolina will begin on May 22, 2008.
"We are thrilled to bring the first ultra low cost airline service to the Midlands of South Carolina," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit's Senior Director of Network Planning. "In addition to non-stop service to our Fort Lauderdale gateway, this new service will provide the ideal opportunity for travelers to connect to over 20 destinations in the United States, Caribbean and Latin America."
"Spirit Airlines' announcement of service at Columbia Metropolitan Airport is a great thing for everyone in the Riverbanks Region and beyond," said Columbia Metropolitan Airport Executive Director Mike Flack. "Spirit is well known for its dependable service at very reasonable fares along with a great system of business and leisure destinations. Our travelers will love this new service and the opportunities it brings."
In addition, Spirit is adding new service between Orlando and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina beginning June 12, 2008. This new service complements Spirit's current service in Myrtle Beach making it the sixth non-stop market for the airline from Myrtle Beach. This new service will also offer one stop, same-plane service to Fort Lauderdale, in addition to Spirit's existing non-stop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach. "Spirit is proud to offer this new link between two of America's premier vacation destinations," Kopczak continued.
"The addition of Orlando service and added flight opportunities to Fort Lauderdale on Spirit Airlines is exciting news for the Myrtle Beach region," said Director of Airports for Horry County Robert Kemp. "The Myrtle Beach International Airport is very appreciative of Spirit's growth to new non-stop destinations and we are confident that its low cost, quality service will be beneficial to both the Myrtle Beach community and to Spirit Airlines."
Spirit's low fare mascot "Primo" is taking the lead on launching these new flights by offering his prime number fares as low as $7 each way. Introductory fares* valid today and tomorrow at http://www.spiritair.com/.
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines, Inc. (http://www.spiritair.com/) is the largest Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) in the United States, Latin America and Caribbean. Its all-Airbus fleet, the youngest in the Americas, flies more than 200 daily flights to 37 destinations. The company is based in Miramar, Florida, and employs 2,300 professionals.
* $7 fares must be booked on spiritair.com by 11:59 PM ET on March 1, 2008 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by market direction. $47 fares must be booked on spiritair.com by 11:59PM ET on March 1, 2008 for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between May 6, 2008 and June 18, 2008. A 6 day advance purchase is required on these fares. Service to and from Columbia, South Carolina commences on May 22, 2008. All fares are for coach class travel unless otherwise indicated and reflect the spiritair.com discount. Fares are each way based on roundtrip purchase, and roundtrip travel is required, but these fares may be combined with other valid and applicable Spirit Airlines fares on other days of the week. Not all markets are operated on a daily basis -- please check spiritair.com for details. All fares listed on spiritair.com are per customer for each way of travel and include the base fare plus a federal excise tax. Fares do not include (a) a segment tax of $3.40 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing) of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; or (c) a September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. International itineraries do not include governmental taxes and fees (including U.S. government excise tax) of up to $125 per round trip. Additionally, if sold in, or travel originates in a country outside of the U.S., additional taxes may apply (up to 22% of the fare value per country). Fares are capacity controlled and subject to availability, and will be highly restricted around certain holiday periods. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these new sale fares. Certain restrictions apply. For best results, please book early.
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