Ultra Low Fares Resume Between Myrtle Beach and Washington, DC
Spirit Airlines Announces Increased Myrtle Beach Summer Schedule
- Fares from $28.79 (each way based on roundtrip purchase)* Available at Spirit.com
- Plus Increased Frequencies to Plattsburgh, Niagara Falls and Fort Lauderdale
- Based on $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees*
Miramar, Florida – Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced enhancements to its Myrtle Beach summer schedule. Spirit will resume its seasonal service between Myrtle Beach and Washington, DC Reagan National Airport. Starting June 16, 2012, and running through September 1, 2012, Spirit will offer nonstop Saturday-only service for the peak summer travel season.
In addition, Spirit is increasing flights from two to three frequencies per week between Myrtle Beach and Plattsburgh, New York (serving the Montreal, Quebec area) from June 14 – September 1, 2012, and increasing from two to three frequencies per week between Myrtle Beach and Niagara Falls, New York (serving the Buffalo, New York and Toronto, Ontario areas) for the June 21 – September 4, 2012, summer season.
Spirit is also increasing flights between Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach with two additional flights per week through September 4, 2012.
To celebrate its Myrtle Beach summer seasonal service, Spirit is offering fares from $28.79, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* from Myrtle Beach to/from Washington, DC; Plattsburgh, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; and Fort Lauderdale (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com.
“We’re pleased Spirit has decided to pick up these routes during the Myrtle Beach area’s busy summer travel season. Spirit Airlines has grown to become the largest carrier at Myrtle Beach International Airport, and our market has experienced great success with the airline,” said Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. “Access to affordable air service into the Myrtle Beach area is crucial to building our tourism economy, and Spirit is able to provide that to visitors wishing to travel here.”
“I think it shows tremendous confidence from Spirit that they so willingly went back to their planners to determine how they could make this new service happen for our community,” said Mike La Pier, Director of Airports at MYR. “We have a true partner in Spirit Airlines and we are delighted to have them increase their service for us at this time.”
“Spirit is our most valued airline partner, and its willingness to increase nonstop service to Myrtle Beach in markets with proven demand will benefit our entire community and consumers alike,” Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s president, said. “We look forward to working with Spirit to bring golfers to the Grand Strand and to help insure the success of the additional flights.”
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while creating new jobs. Spirit’s modern fleet, configuration and other innovations enable Spirit to burn less fuel per seat than competitors, making Spirit one of the most environmentally-friendly U.S. carriers. Spirit’s all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 190 daily flights to over 45 destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at http://www.spirit.com .
*Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on spirit.com by 11:59PM EST on April 19, 2012 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by market direction. Fares are based each way on roundtrip purchase and roundtrip travel is required, but these fares may be combined with other valid and applicable Spirit Airlines fares on other dates of travel. $28.79 fares are applicable on nonstop flights only. Lower fares generally available at the airport and are subject to availability. To become a member of Spirit Airlines $9 Fare Club, click here for membership details and Terms and Conditions. Not all markets are operated on a daily basis during the travel period, or necessarily for the entire travel period—please see www.spirit.com for details.