MIRAMAR, Fla., May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer and Spirit Airlines is kicking off this year's hottest season with new flights to eight exciting destinations. Beginning today, Spirit will offer new daily nonstop service in Baltimore/Washington, Cleveland, Detroit, New Orleans, Oakland, Orlando, San Diego and Seattle. So whether you're looking to dance the night away on Bourbon Street, soak in a Seattle sunset, or plan a Bay Area adventure, Spirit has you covered with ultra-low fares to make your vacation dreams come true.

The new routes include:
Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to/from  
Oakland (OAK) May 25, 2017 (seasonal)
San Diego (SAN) May 25, 2017
Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) May 25, 2017
Detroit (DTW) to/from  
Oakland (OAK) May 25, 2017 (seasonal)
Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) May 25, 2017 (seasonal)
New Orleans (MSY) to/from  
Baltimore/Washington (BWI) May 25, 2017
Cleveland (CLE) May 25, 2017
Orlando (MCO) May 25, 2017

In addition to these eight new routes, Spirit begins service at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) today, the 61 st city in its network. Spirit is also celebrating its 100 th plane this week, the newest edition to the youngest, most fuel-efficient fleet in the U.S.

"As Spirit adds more new aircraft to its growing Fit Fleet, we are committed to offering new service to the places our customers want to fly," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "We see the need for ultra-low fares and new nonstop flights in these markets, making summer travel easier and more affordable for anyone looking to explore new places or reconnect with friends and family."

Spirit's new flights are available for purchase now. Customers can check out the crazy low fares and vacation packages available to all of 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, on average much lower than other airlines, on average more than 30% 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. Our Fit Fleet is one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient in the U.S.  We operate more than 450 daily flights to 60 destinations in the U.S., 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 Schuler954-364-0231Stephen.Schuler@spirit.comEn Español: Brittany Portalatin954-364-0243Brittany.Portalatin@spirit.com

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