MIRAMAR, Fla. , June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting July 24, 2008 , ultra low cost carrier Spirit Airlines is offering daily non-stop service from its Fort Lauderdale home to Bogota, Colombia . In addition to this new non-stop service from Fort Lauderdale , Spirit also offers convenient connections from its network of 16 other destinations in the United States to Bogota .
Spirit is celebrating this new service with
The new route will be operated by Spirit's new Airbus fleet, the youngest in the Americas.
The city of Bogota , with a population of seven million inhabitants, has become one of the most important capitals and business centers in the region. Its year-round spring-like climate and location at an altitude of 9,000 feet above sea level, provides a pleasant location for walking, and an excellent backdrop for restaurants, shopping, nightlife, coffee production and commercial centers. Bogota also has become a primary destination for congresses, fairs and conventions for the entire Latin America and Caribbean region.
"We are excited about liberating millions of Colombians in Bogota from high fares as we've already done in Cartagena and other cities in the region," said Spirit Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle . "This new service will offer over 100 million people low fare access to Bogota through our Fort Lauderdale gateway."
Referring to Spirit's new flight to Bogota, Colombia , Oscar Rueda Garcia , Vice Minister of Tourism of Colombia said: "Spirit's arrival marks a new stage in the history of Colombia's tourism, in which we are eagerly awaiting the best fares in order to promote tourism for the country. This new stage of flying, which began to Cartagena on May 8, 2008 , met with great success and we hope that very soon will cover other tourist destinations throughout the country."
Connections: Aguadilla, Atlanta , Atlantic City , Boston , Chicago , Detroit , Las Vegas , Los Angeles , Myrtle Beach , New York-La Guardia, Orlando , Ponce, San Juan , Tampa and Washington, DC .
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines, Inc. (www.spiritair.com) is the largest Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) in the United States , Latin America and Caribbean . Its all-Airbus fleet, the youngest in the Americas, flies more than 200 daily flights to 43 destinations. The company is based in Miramar, Florida , and employs 2,300 professionals.
*Date-specific fares must be booked on spiritair.com by 11:59 PM ET on
June 26, 2008 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by
market direction. Other sale fares must be booked on spiritair.com by 11:59 PM
ET on June 26, 2008 for travel on Mondays - Thursdays between September 4,
2008 and October 31, 2008 . All fares are for coach class travel unless
otherwise indicated and reflect the spiritair.com discount. Fares are each way
based on roundtrip purchase, and roundtrip travel is required, but these fares
may be combined with other valid and applicable Spirit Airlines fares on other
days of the week. Not all markets are operated on a daily basis -- please
check spiritair.com for details. All customers are allowed one free carry-on
bag. For purchases between May 20 and June 25, 2008 there is a fee assessed of
SOURCE Spirit Airlines, Inc.