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More Caribbean, More Go! Spirit Airlines Celebrates New Service to Cap-Haïtien

Service to St. Maarten resumes and new service to St. Croix are among increased services to more of the Caribbean this spring

/EIN News/ -- MIRAMAR, Fla., April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amazing beaches and amazing people are waiting to greet you as Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) grows in the Caribbean once again! On April 12, 2018, Spirit will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Cap-Haïtien International Airport (CAP) in Haiti’s second largest city. This new flight marks the second destination for Spirit in Haiti, complementing existing service to Port-au-Prince (PAP).

Additionally, low fare flights to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) resume on May 5, 2018 as recovery continues and tourism opportunities grow after the impact of last year’s hurricanes. Spirit will also connect South Florida to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX), Spirit’s second destination in the U.S. Virgin Islands, starting on May 24, 2018.

Spirit’s commitment to expansion in the Caribbean also includes expanded seasonal daily service from Fort Lauderdale to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston, Jamaica.

These new and expanded services are a growing part of Spirit’s commitment to making air travel more affordable to the Caribbean for years to come.

Caribbean service expansion / resumption:

Routes: Start Date Frequency
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from    
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti (CAP) April 12, 2018 3x weekly, year-round
Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) April 12, 2018 Daily, seasonal
St. Maarten (SXM) May 5, 2018 Saturdays, year-round
St. Croix (STX) May 24, 2018 3x weekly, year-round

“Spirit is proud to support the Caribbean with its recovery, having provided relief flights for more than 3,000 people and transported more than 120,000 pounds of relief supplies to date,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Vice President of Network Planning. “The courage and dedication of the people of the Caribbean has been more than impressive, and we are excited to bring more of our Guests there to enjoy all the islands have to offer.”

Spirit Airlines has expanded greatly in the past several years while significantly improving on its operational performance. Recent Department of Transportation data shows Spirit Airlines among the top carriers for on-time performance. 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 more than 30% lower than other airlines*. 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 and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 500 daily flights to 65 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at spirit.com.

Contact:
Derek Dombrowski
(305) 916-6065
derek.dombrowski@spirit.com

*U.S. Department of Transportation Statistics

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