MIRAMAR, Fla., Aug. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vegas Baby!!! Those two words can immediately improve the gloomiest of moods. Flying to Vegas with more money in your pocket makes you a winner even before you hit the slots or shows. Now flying nonstop to Vegas from NOLA just got a whole lot cheaper because Spirit Airlines has announced daily, nonstop service to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY) and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. So people in the Big Easy can now get Big Savings while gettin' their Vegas on!

This new daily service begins on November 13, 2015 and brings the total number of Spirit nonstop flights to six destinations from New Orleans including Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Houston, Dallas, and Detroit. Spirit operates 28 daily departures to 19 destinations from Las Vegas.

"Spirit customers love saving money on air travel and this route to and from New Orleans and Las Vegas do just the trick," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit's friendly service combined with our low Bare Fares™ with Frill Control™ makes enjoying both of these great cities more affordable than ever."

"We are excited to see Spirit's growing presence in New Orleans and look forward to this new, ultra-low cost option for travel to Las Vegas," said Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Customers can check out the flight schedules, crazy low fares, and vacation packages available for this new service and to all Spirit's destinations at www.spirit.com.

About Spirit Airlines:

Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly. On average our fares are nearly 40% less than other airlines.* Our customers start with an unbundled, stripped-down Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows them to pay only for the options they choose – like bags, seat assignments and refreshments – the things other airlines bake right into their ticket prices. We help people save money and travel more often, create new jobs and stimulate business growth in the communities we serve. With our modern and fuel-efficient all-Airbus fleet, we operate more than 375 daily flights to 57 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.

*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics

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