10:34 AM

DFW International Airport Welcomes Spirit Airlines Service to Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas

New low-cost carrier service brings more competition to North Texas travelers

(DFW AIRPORT, TX – Oct. 28, 2010) – DFW International Airport announced today that Spirit Airlines will begin twice daily non-stop service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Fort Lauderdale and twice daily nonstop service to Las Vegas. The low-cost carrier will begin flying at DFW on May 5, 2011.

With the addition of Spirit Airlines, Dallas/Fort Worth area travelers will be able to connect to more than 25 cities in the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. via Spirit’s Fort Lauderdale gateway.

“We are extremely pleased to have Spirit Airlines serve Dallas-Fort Worth,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. “We welcome the addition of new competition into the DFW market, and Spirit brings great service, competitive prices and tremendous value to our passengers.”

Spirit becomes the sixth low-cost carrier at DFW once it starts service, joining AirTran, Frontier, Sun Country, US Airways, and Virgin America.

“Spirit’s decision to launch service to DFW is more clear evidence of the strength and vitality of the thriving North Texas economy,” said Joe Lopano, executive vice president for marketing and terminal management at DFW.

Spirit’s new flights will create approximately $120 million in annual economic impact to the North Texas region.