Spirit boosts Fort Lauderdale flights

Spirit, the leading low fare carrier to the Caribbean, announces an expansion to its Fort Lauderdale hub operation. Effective December 14, 2006, Spirit will enhance its winter schedule to key destinations further reinforcing its position in Fort Lauderdale.

Spirit will add:

—2nd daily flight to Kingston, Jamaica

—2nd daily flight to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

—3rd daily flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico


—2nd daily flight to Washington, D.C./Reagan National

—6th daily flight to NY/LaGuardia

“Spirit is the largest international carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and this expansion punctuates our position both at the airport and to this community,” said Barry Biffle, chief marketing officer of Spirit Airlines. “With more than 30 daily flights from Fort Lauderdale this winter, we’ll offer South Florida residents schedule options to popular destinations along with a fleet of Airbus aircraft, the youngest in North America, and as always our low fares. This expansion truly puts Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on the map as a key international gateway and we’re delighted to bring such service choices to our community here in South Florida.”

“This is great news for Broward County and Greater Fort Lauderdale,” said Aviation Director, Tom Jargiello. “The added service to three of our key ethnic markets: Santo Domingo, Kingston, and San Juan, and the popular destinations of New York and Washington will provide needed frequencies and choices for the region’s traveling public. Spirit, our hometown airline, has helped establish Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as an important international gateway for travelers as well as key driver for the local economy.”

Fares and schedules are available at spiritair.com and through Spirit’s call center for travel through January 10, 2007.