MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tossing beads and rolling the dice just got a lot cheaper for two of the country's ultimate party cities. Spirit Airlines begins new nonstop service today between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (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.

And the news gets even better as Spirit announced yesterday that it is also adding new nonstop service between New Orleans and Los Angeles starting April 14, 2016. With these new routes, Spirit operates nonstop from New Orleans to seven cities, including Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles (starting 4/14/2016).

"Spirit customers love saving money on air travel and this route between New Orleans and Las Vegas does 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 these new, ultra-low cost options for travel to Las Vegas and Los Angeles," said Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

"We are thrilled that our partners at Spirit continue to expand service to Las Vegas," said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority. "Every new destination that is added to the schedule provides additional convenience and flexibility for travelers. With a record 41.1 million visitors last year, every new seat provides opportunity for continued growth."

Customers can check out the crazy low fares and vacation packages available to all the destinations we fly at www.spirit.com and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers.

About Spirit Airlines:

Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, much lower than other airlines, on average nearly 40% less.* 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 370 daily flights to 56 destinations in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.

*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics

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