"Spirit Airlines recognized the value of expanding their payment channels to include UATP so they can provide more payment choices to this growing market," said Ralph Kaiser, President and CEO, UATP. "Adding UATP acceptance also allows Spirit Airlines to tap into UATP's alternative form of payment infrastructure to offer additional popular payment options."For more information, visit UATP.com. ABOUT UATP UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream¿ and DataMine¿, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management. Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air Canada (TSE:AC) Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); Air Niugini; American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL); APG Airlines; Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; Frontier Airlines; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); JetBlue Airways; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; Sichuan Airlines; Southwest Airlines; Transavia Airlines; TUIfly GmbH; Turkish Airlines (ISE:THYAO); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and WestJet. AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for Lufthansa German Airlines. ABOUT SPIRIT AIRLINES Spirit Airlines headquartered in Miramar, Florida is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average 30% less* than other airlines. Our customers start with an unbundled, 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 more than 60 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at spirit.com. *Based on DOT data and verified by Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, LLC.
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