MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yo Adrian! Can you smell the cheesesteak? Starting April 29, 2016, Spirit Airlines will begin new nonstop service from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). So whether you're looking to check out the Liberty Bell, explore where Motown got its name, or relax on some of Florida's best beaches, Spirit has you covered with its ultra-low fares.

"We are excited to bring more low fare choices to more places for our customers," said Mark Kopczak, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. "Spirit continues to make flying more affordable in Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, and Philadelphia, enabling customers to visit places they previously couldn't afford."

Today's news follows Spirit's recent announcement of nonstop service between PHL and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also starting in April 2016. With these additions, Spirit will operate nonstop service from Philadelphia to 8 cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit (starting 4/29/2016), Fort Lauderdale (starting 4/29/2016), Las Vegas, Los Angeles (starting 4/14/2016), and Myrtle Beach.

"We are very pleased Spirit continues to add service in Philadelphia," said Philadelphia International Airport CEO Mark Gale. "Our customers are the beneficiaries of Spirit's growth and expansion of services. As our airlines create more choices in scheduling, passengers often have more affordable travel options. It's a trend we are excited to see."

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

MEDIA NOTE: Spirit aircraft photos and video b-roll are available in the press room section of spirit.com at http://www.spirit.com/Pressrelease.aspx.

Contact: Stephen Schuler   954-364-0231   Stephen.Schuler@Spirit.com

En Español: Brittany O'Dell 954-364-0243 Brittany.ODell@Spirit.com

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