FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 3, 2003–Spirit
Airlines, the largest privately-held carrier in the U.S. and the low-fare leader
today announced it would begin flying to Cancun, Mexico, effective December
— This is Spirit Airlines’ first international destination.
— Cancun service begins on Thursday, December 18, 2003.
— One daily, non-stop flight from Fort Lauderdale
— Connecting flights daily between Cancun and Detroit, Chicago/O’Hare, Atlantic
City, New York/LaGuardia, Washington, D.C./Reagan National and Myrtle Beach
— Fares from Fort Lauderdale to Cancun begin at $79(A).
— Spirit Plus seat upgrades of $40 per person at departure, based on availability
Flight Schedule to Cancun
Flight Departure/Arrival Time Stops
Atlantic City 259/271 7:15 a.m. – 12:59
Chicago/O’Hare 1443/271 7:20 a.m. – 12:59 p.m.
7:00 a.m. – 12:59 p.m. 1/FLL
Fort Lauderdale 271 12:19 p.m. – 12:59
Myrtle Beach 1581/271 9:39 a.m. – 12:59
NY/LaGuardia 705/271 6:50 a.m. – 12:59
Reagan National 507/271 7:30 a.m. – 12:59 p.m.
Flight Schedule from Cancun
Destination Flight Departure/Arrival
Atlantic City 278/268 1:59 p.m. – 10:05 p.m.
Chicago/O’Hare 278/1442 1:59 p.m. – 7:55 p.m.
1:59 p.m. – 10:40 p.m. 1/FLL
Fort Lauderdale 278 1:59 p.m. – 4:29 p.m.
Myrtle Beach 278/1582 1:59 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
NY/LaGuardia 278/710 1:59 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Washington, D.C. 278/516 1:59 p.m. – 9:55 p.m. 1/FLL
We’ve been listening to customers and there has been an overwhelming
wish for more and more exciting vacation destinations. This low-fare service
to Cancun is exactly what our customers are asking for and we’re delighted to
give it to them," said Jacob Schorr, CEO of 13 year old Spirit Airlines.
"It is also exciting to be opening up two new cities this late fall season
with service to Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National starting on November 13,
2003 and new service to Cancun," continued Schorr.
Effective this December, Spirit will serve 16 destinations with 124 flights
daily during the busy holiday season.
(A) Fares are each way based on round-trip purchase. Fares do not include (a)
a federal excise tax of up to $3.00 per U.S. domestic flight segment of a passenger’s
itinerary: a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing; (b) up to
$18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security
Fee of $2.50 per emplanement originating at a U.S. airport, up to $5 per one
way or $10 per round trip. International and Puerto Rico fares do not include
government taxes and fees of up to $108 per round trip. Fares are subject to
availability and may not be available on all flights on all days. Certain restrictions
About Spirit Airlines
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 13 year old Spirit Airlines is the
largest privately-held airline in the U.S. With a fleet of modern aircraft for
scheduled and charter service, Spirit brings low fares and friendly service
to 16 cities, including: Atlantic City, N.J., Cancun, Mexico, Chicago/O’Hare,
Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach, S.C., New York/LaGuardia,
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and seasonal service to West Palm Beach. Spirit’s
website is http://www.spiritair.com.
Editor’s Note: Jacob Schorr, Spirit’s CEO and other Spirit executives are available
to discuss this news release, industry topics or trends by calling Bennett &
Company at 888-425-9993.
Bennett & Company, Orlando, Fla.
Laura Bennett, 407-478-4040
Spirit Airlines, Fort Lauderdale
Lynne Koreman, 954-447-7856