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Yellow Airplanes Coming to Austin! Spirit Airlines Brings its Low Fares to Texas’ Capital City

November 14, 2018

MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just in time for one of the world’s largest music, media and film festivals, Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is starting service to Austin, Texas! Beginning February 14, 2019, Spirit will launch nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to nine cities across the United States. Spirit will offer nonstop service between the ATX and Baltimore/Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Orlando. Just a few months later, on May 2, Spirit will add nonstop service between Austin and Los Angeles. Austin will mark Spirit’s 70th destination in its growing network, and the new service will generate approximately 50 new jobs.

“Austin is not only a booming hub for music, cuisine and the arts, but it has quickly become an economic driver for multiple other industries,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “Texas’ capital city is a place where we believe our affordable fares and signature service on nonstop flights will resonate and bring both visitors and local residents in and out of the heart of Texas. We are offering not one or two, but nine different nonstop destinations because we know Austin is ready for Spirit.”

“Central Texas travelers will benefit from Spirit Airlines’ distinctive service,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “This expands our travel options and we welcome Spirit to the airport.”

Austin (AUS) to/from: Starts: Frequency: ---------------------------------- ----------------- ---------- Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily ---------------------------------- ----------------- ---------- Chicago, IL (ORD) February 14, 2019 Daily ---------------------------------- ----------------- ---------- Denver, CO (DEN) February 14, 2019 Daily ---------------------------------- ----------------- ---------- Detroit, MI (DTW) February 14, 2019 Daily ---------------------------------- ----------------- ---------- Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) February 14, 2019 Daily ---------------------------------- ----------------- ---------- Las Vegas, NV (LAS) February 14, 2019 Daily ---------------------------------- ----------------- ---------- Orlando, FL (MCO) February 14, 2019 Daily ---------------------------------- ----------------- ---------- New Orleans, LA (MSY) February 14, 2019 Daily ---------------------------------- ----------------- ---------- Los Angeles, CA (LAX) May 2, 2019 Daily ---------------------------------- ----------------- ----------

Austin will join Houston and Dallas as the third destination for Spirit in the Lone Star State. It comes just weeks after the airline announced it would be starting service in Jacksonville, Florida and Cali, Colombia, along with expanding significantly in Orlando, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

About Spirit Airlines: Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows every Guest to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — something we call À La Smarte. We make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 500 daily flights to 70 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving the communities we serve. Come save with us at spirit.com. At Spirit Airlines, we go. We go for you.

Contact: Derek Dombrowski (305) 916-6065 derek.dombrowski@spirit.com

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