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Bourbon Street or Bust! Spirit Airlines Adds New Service Between Atlantic City and New Orleans

Nonstop, year-round service to begin on April 13, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hey, Jersey! Is the Big Easy calling your name? Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) has you covered with new nonstop service connecting Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Beginning April 13, 2018, Spirit will operate 4 flights per week between the two popular vacation destinations. So if you’re ready for some live jazz, delicious Creole cuisine and a stroll down Bourbon Street, check out Spirit’s ultra-low fares on sale today.

/EIN News/ -- "Spirit is proud of its strong history at Atlantic City International Airport, and we’re very excited to bring more ultra-low fares to the market,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "With this new service to New Orleans, we know more travelers will take advantage of New Jersey’s most convenient airport, whether it’s a spontaneous trip with friends or the ultimate family vacation.”

Spirit Airlines has been providing nonstop flights and low fares from Southern New Jersey for more than 27 years at Atlantic City International Airport. From Atlantic City, Spirit currently operates 10 flights per day to 6 cities, including Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. On April 12, 2018, Spirit will also resume its daily seasonal service to Atlanta.

“We are excited Spirit Airlines is adding nonstop service between Atlantic City and New Orleans, a premier destination known for its culture, cuisine, jazz music, and Mardi Gras,” said Airport Director, Tim Kroll. “This year-round route is another result of the strong partnership between Spirit Airlines and the Atlantic City International Airport. Together, we are dedicated to promoting the convenience of our facility.”

In New Orleans, Spirit will begin seasonal nonstop service from Columbus, OH, beginning on March 22, 2018. Spirit also recently started service to New Orleans from Boston, Newark/New York, Tampa and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Spirit now operates 19 daily flights from New Orleans to 17 destinations.

“Spirit has been an outstanding partner to MSY, and we appreciate their confidence in the New Orleans market to launch their 17th nonstop route from our city,” said Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation for the New Orleans Aviation Board.  “Atlantic City has been unserved from MSY, and with today’s announcement, ACY marks our 57th nonstop destination.  It will now be easier than ever for New Jersey travelers to experience the unique culture of New Orleans with Spirit’s ultra-low fares.”

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

About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: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.

Contact: Stephen Schuler
                    954-364-0231
                    Stephen.Schuler@spirit.com 
                    
                    En Español: Manuel Jaquez
                    954-628-4898
                    Manuel.Jacquez@spirit.com

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