Spirit continues Caribbean expansion

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.

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 and 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.”

“Our vision is to be the leading low-cost carrier to the Caribbean and Latin America,” he said, adding that the airline has a unique position in Fort Lauderdale with an opportunity to serve the local market and connecting passengers from cities such as Detroit, New York, Atlantic City, Washington D.C. and Chicago. “There is great demand for our low fare service to the region,” he said, explaining that Spirit runs a highly efficient low cost operation while providing high quality service to its customers, including business class.

“Passenger demand for our service continues to be robust as evidenced by our load factor,” explained Ben Baldanza, President and Chief Operating Officer of Spirit Airlines. “Looking into the late summer and fall, bookings continue to be strong. We look forward to growing our Caribbean service this November with more non-stops to Nassau, Cancun, and new service to both Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica.”

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