Spirit Airlines Announces New Daily Service Between Fort Lauderdale and Bogota, Colombia Starting July 24, 2008

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 $69 roundtrip introductory fares* available today and tomorrow at www.spiritair.com. In addition, $69 each way fares for travel on Mondays - Thursdays from September 4 - October 31, 2008 , are also available today and tomorrow at www.spiritair.com

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 $10 each way for each of the first two checked bags if purchased in advance online at www.spiritair.com, and a fee of $20 each way for each of the first two checked bags if purchased at the airport of origin. Bags 3 through 5 are $100 per item each way. Effective June 26, 2008 , fees for bags paid in advance online at www.spiritair.com are $15 each way for the first bag only. The fee for Bag 2 is $25 each way, and items 3 thru 5 are $100.00 per item each way. When paying at the airport, fees for the first and second bags are $25 per bag each way. There is no charge to check wheelchairs, strollers, car seats, or other assistive devices. Items that are overweight or oversized will continue to be weighed and sized at the airport, and fees collected when checking in. Golf club and boxes/containers are acceptable and can be prepaid online provided they meet weight and or size restrictions. Additional bags can be pre-purchased at any time provided inventory is available. (No less than one (1) hour prior to departure). All checked baggage fees are non-refundable. Customers involved in a stop-over flight that involves a connection of over 4 hours will be charged based on point to point travel. Customers involved in a stop-over flight that involves a connection of over 4 hours will be charged based on point to point travel. All fares listed on spiritair.com are per customer for each way of travel and include the base fare plus a federal excise tax. Fares do not include (a) a segment tax of $3.50 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing) of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; or (c) a September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. International itineraries do not include governmental taxes and fees (including U.S. government excise tax) of up to $125 per round trip. Additionally, if sold in, or travel originates in a country outside of the U.S., additional taxes may apply (up to 22% of the fare value per country). Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights or on all days, and will be highly restricted around certain holiday periods. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these new sale fares. Certain restrictions apply. For best results, please book early.

SOURCE Spirit Airlines, Inc.