Going Global! Spirit Airlines Announces Two New International Destinations from South Florida

Nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale to Guayaquil, Ecuador and Cap-Haïtien, Haiti begin spring 2018

Miramar, Florida, UNITED STATES

MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- South Florida’s Hometown Airline is bringing More Go to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport next year with five new routes to some of the world’s most unique destinations. Beginning on March 22, 2018, Spirit will start daily nonstop service to the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the Gateway to the Galapagos (pending government approval). On April 12, 2018, Spirit will also begin nonstop service to the Cap-Haïtien International Airport, Haiti’s second largest airport, adding to Spirit’s existing service to Port-au-Prince. These new flights join three other recently announced nonstop routes from Fort Lauderdale, including service to Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; and Seattle-Tacoma. The new service includes:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/fromStart DateFrequency
Columbus, OH (CMH)February 15, 2018Daily, year-round
Richmond, VA (RIC)March 15, 2018Daily, year-round
Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE)March 22, 2018Daily, year-round
Cap Haitien, Haiti (CAP)April 12, 20183x weekly, year-round
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)April 12, 2018Daily, seasonal

"We are excited to add even more international options to our growing network,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "With more daily, nonstop flight options from Fort Lauderdale this spring, we know our guests will be able to save tons of money on air travel, and instead spend those savings exploring new places, from the Pacific Northwest to South America.”

This will bring Spirit up to 65 daily flights from Fort Lauderdale to 54 destinations in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. Spirit’s team at its hometown airport also keeps growing with 200 team members hired this year and 20 more in training right now.

“We applaud Spirit Airlines for their continued growth and commitment to FLL and our community,” said Mark Gale CEO/Director of Aviation. “These new destinations will better serve the traveling public and bring new guests to South Florida with Spirit’s ultra-low fare structure.”

Guests can check out the crazy-low fares and vacation packages available to all of Spirit’s destinations at the redesigned spirit.com, where they can also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers.

About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average much lower than other airlines, on average more than 30% less*. Our customers start with an unbundled Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows them to pay only for the options they choose – like bags, seat assignments and refreshments – the things other airlines bake right into their ticket prices. We help people save money and travel more often, create new jobs and stimulate business growth in the communities we serve. Our Fit Fleet is one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient in the U.S.  We operate more than 450 daily flights to 60 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at spirit.com.

*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics

MEDIA NOTE:  Spirit aircraft photos and video b-roll are available in the press room section of spirit.com at http://www.spirit.com/Pressrelease.aspx.