Spirit Continues Caribbean Expansion; More Service to Montego Bay and Intra-Florida Service to Add Convenient Connections to the Caribbean
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2005--Spirit Airlines continues to strengthen its position as the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean. Effective November 10, 2005, Spirit will add non-stop service between Orlando and Montego Bay, Jamaica(1). Spirit will also add intra-Florida service with flights from both Orlando (effective November 10) and Tampa (effective December 15) to Fort Lauderdale. This new service to Fort Lauderdale in addition to being available for local traffic will give Tampa and Orlando area residents convenient low fare connections to numerous tropical destinations:
-- Cancun, Mexico
-- Nassau, Bahamas
-- San Juan, Puerto Rico
-- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
-- Montego Bay, Jamaica
-- Kingston, Jamaica
"We are really delighted to add this service for the area residents of Orlando and Tampa," said Barry Biffle, Chief Marketing Officer of Spirit Airlines. "For Orlando, on November 10th, we'll be adding non-stop service to both Nassau and Montego Bay along with service to Fort Lauderdale with connections to the rest of our Caribbean markets. This fall, Tampa residents will be able to fly non-stop to Cancun, Mexico and with this new flight to Fort Lauderdale will have convenient and low fare connections to the Bahamas and the Caribbean."
"This new service punctuates our position as the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean," continued Biffle. "More than 24% of our schedule will be serving the Bahamas and the Caribbean by the end of the year."
Fares are available on spiritair.com.
Orlando or Tampa to/from Fort Lauderdale from $44(A) each way
Orlando to/from Montego Bay from $104(A) each way
(1) Service between Orlando and Montego Bay operates Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11/10/05 - 12/14/05 and then becomes daily. Schedules effective November 10, 2005From Orlando to: Depart Arrive Flight Number StopsFort Lauderdale 8:15AM 9:10AM 675 0Montego Bay, Jamaica 11:45PM 1:40PM 861 0To Orlando from: Depart Arrive Flight Number StopsFort Lauderdale 8:00PM 9:05PM 626 0Montego Bay 2:45PM 4:40PM 866 0Schedules effective December 15, 2005From Tampa to: Depart Arrive Flight Number StopsFort Lauderdale 8:00AM 8:55AM 743 0To Tampa from: Depart Arrive Flight Number StopsFort Lauderdale 8:05PM 9:00PM 872 0
(A) Domestic fares reflect the $5 off spiritair.com discount. All fares are an additional $5 each way for travel on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Fares to Fort Lauderdale require a 12 day advanced. Fares are each way based on round trip purchase. Fares do not include (a) a segment tax of $3.20 per U.S. domestic flight segment of a passenger's itinerary: a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport, up to $5 per one way or $10 per round trip. Puerto Rico fares do not include government taxes and fees of $14.10 each way. International fares do not include government taxes and fees up to $125 per round trip. Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights on all days. Refer to spiritair.com for specific day availability. Certain restrictions apply. For best results, please book early.
About Spirit Airlines
Founded in 1990, Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines is the largest privately-held airline in the U.S., bringing low fares and friendly service to 20 cities in the United States, Bahamas and the Caribbean with 125 daily flights.
In addition to comfortable Coach class service, Spirit offers Spirit Plus, a low cost business class with 2-by-2 leather seating with an extra 6 inches of legroom vs coach in the Airbus fleet, complimentary cocktails and snacks.
Spirit is currently bringing in a new fleet of Airbus aircraft and plans to have completed its fleet renewal by early 2007. Spirit currently has 6 A319, 5 A321, and 22 MD-80 aircraft.
I also hear we are going to hire 125 pilots next year, that is the RUMOR for the moment!