MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A winter escape from the Big Apple to Florida’s attractions and beaches just got a lot more affordable! Spirit Airlines begins service today at the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), the 57th airport to join its growing network. Spirit now offers new daily nonstop service between Newark and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). Service to/from Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) will begin March 9, 2017. So ditch the snow boots and scrapers, and book your Sunshine State adventure just in time for winter.
|Newark to/from||Service Start Date||Frequency|
|Fort Lauderdale||October 30, 2016||3 daily flights/4 daily flights (starting 11/10/16)|
|Orlando||October 30, 2016||Once daily/twice daily (starting 11/10/16)|
|Myrtle Beach||March 9, 2017||Once daily|
“We are thrilled to bring our ultra-low fares to Newark – one of the highest airfare markets in the country**,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “We know there’s a demand for affordable air travel in the greater New York/New Jersey area. Spirit’s unique business model allows our customers to save more cash on airfare to spend at their final destination.”
“Newark Liberty contributes more than $25 billion in economic activity to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region,” said Diane Papaianni, General Manager of Newark Liberty International Airport. “New air service has a positive impact on our economy, and provides additional travel opportunities for locals and visitors alike. We congratulate Spirit Airlines on the expansion of their service and look forward to offering our customers more choices than ever.”
This new service complements Spirit’s existing service in the New York/New Jersey area, including 11 daily flights from New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and 11 daily flights from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY).
In addition to these nonstop flights, Spirit will offer connecting service from Newark via its Fort Lauderdale home and Orlando to more than 30 destinations, including more than 20 to/from the Caribbean and Latin America. Spirit will also add two more airports to its network in the coming weeks, including the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) beginning November 10 and Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV) on December 1 (pending Cuban government approval).
Spirit’s new flights to Florida and Myrtle Beach will are available for purchase now. You can check out the crazy low fares and vacation packages available to all of the destinations we fly 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) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average much lower than other airlines, on average nearly 40% less*. Our customers start with an unbundled, stripped-down 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 over 400 daily flights to more than 56 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.
*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics
** According to the Bureau of Transportation’s 1st Quarter 2016 Air Fare Data, Tables 7-12, issued July 26, 2016
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CONTACT: Contact: Stephen Schuler 954-364-0231 Stephen.Schuler@spirit.com