MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Affordable airfare just got a lot "peachier" for ATL. Spirit Airlines announced today it will add two new cites to its nonstop service options from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The daily service starts on April 14, 2016 between ATL and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Now you can take off for the Twin Cities or the Big Easy, saving more money for a weekend adventure in the Land of 10,000 Lakes or a night out in the French Quarter.

With these additions, Spirit operates nonstop service from Atlanta to 17 cities, including Atlantic City, Baltimore/Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul (starting 4/14/2016), New Orleans (starting 4/14/2016), Orlando, Philadelphia, and Tampa.

"We are extremely excited to announce we're expanding our low-fare nonstop service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit's super low Bare Fares™, with Frill Control™ allow customers to choose only those extras they want to pay for and gives them the most control over their travel budget. By saving on air travel, our customers will have more money left over for when they get to their destination."

"We are excited that Spirit Airlines will launch service to two new destinations from Atlanta," said Miguel Southwell, General Manager of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. "Additional nonstop routes from Atlanta are not only good for business, but they also give our customers more choices and greater access. I have no doubt that customers will greatly appreciate the new service."

Spirit's new flights will be available for purchase beginning today. 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 375 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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