Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Service from Tampa to Minneapolis-St. Paul

August 19, 2013

MIRAMAR, Fla. - Spirit Airlines today announced that it is starting seasonal service between Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). The nonstop daily flights start November 7, 2013.

“Passenger counts between Minneapolis and Tampa more than double during peak season,” said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. “With Spirit Airlines’ new nonstop flights, we look forward to welcoming even more Minnesotans to enjoy Tampa Bay’s beaches, shopping, nightlife and other amenities that make this area a desirable destination.”

“We’re excited to introduce our low fare options to even more of the warm and sunny places Minnesotans want to visit during the cold of winter,” said Spirit’s Vice President of Network Planning Mark Kopczak. “Since starting service at MSP a little over a year ago, our unique product offering has become popular with savvy, value-conscious customers throughout the region who appreciate saving money on travel with Spirit’s ultra low fares, optional add-ons and low total prices that are tough to beat.”

Spirit’s Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Tampa (TPA) seasonal schedule effective November 7, 2013:

Destination Depart Arrive Flight Stops Frequency
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Tampa 3 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 427 0 Daily
Tampa - Minneapolis/St. Paul 7:55 p.m. 10:20 p.m. 428 0 Daily

Customers can check out the low fares and vacation packages available every day at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit’s email deals and offers.

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, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative approach grows thetraveling 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 operates approximately 250 daily flights to over 50 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com

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

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