Spirit Airlines announces daily nonstop service between its Fort Lauderdale base and Ponce, Puerto Rico, beginning November 1, 2007. Service will be via Mercedita Airport, just 5 km from Ponce's business district.
Ponce is Spirit's third destination in Puerto Rico, as the airline currently serves San Juan and Aguadilla. It is the carrier's 22nd destination in the Bahamas, Caribbean and Latin America region, and its 37th destination overall.
In addition to nonstop service from its Fort Lauderdale base, Spirit also will offer connecting service to Ponce from its domestic network. Spirit serves all routes with its fleet of Airbus aircraft, the youngest in the Americas.
"As Fort Lauderdale's hometown carrier serving more destinations than any other airline, we are thrilled to add daily service to Ponce," said Barry Biffle, Spirit Airlines' Chief Marketing Officer. "Customers have come to prefer Spirit for our legendary ultra-low fares, on-time service, and friendly staff. We're looking forward to taking travelers to enjoy Ponce's colonial-era charm and its dynamic business environment. Likewise, Spirit is the excellent low fare option for Puerto Ricans to travel and enjoy the amenities of South Florida or any of our other destinations."
"A todos les encantan nuestras reconocidas tarifas de $8.00 dolares," dijo Ocho Loco la mascota de Spirit Airlines . "Es muy emocionante anunciar este nuevo servicio que aportara al crecimiento economico de Puerto Rico."
"Everyone loves our famous $8 fares," said Ocho Loco, Spirit Airlines' mascot. "It is very exciting how much this service will improve Puerto Rico's economy."
Schedule for nonstop service effective November 1, 2007(A):
To Ponce, Puerto Rico, Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Fort Lauderdale 11:30 pm 2:00 am +1 749 0 Daily
From Ponce, Puerto Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Fort Lauderdale 2:50 am 5:35 am 750 0 Daily
(A) Arrival and departure times at Ponce operate one hour later
effective November 4, 2007
Fares From Dates Available
From: Fort Lauderdale Nov. 1 - 15, 2007
To: Ponce, Puerto Rico $8 Nov. 28 - Dec. 12, 2007
Fares From Dates Available
From: Ponce, Puerto Rico Nov. 1 - 15, 2007
To: Fort Lauderdale $8 Nov. 28 - Dec. 12, 2007
$8 fares must be booked on spiritair.com by 11:59 PM ET on July 27, 2007, for travel from November 1, 2007, to November 15, 2007, and November 28, 2007, to December 12, 2007. All fares are for coach class travel 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. 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 $3.40 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 capacity controlled and subject to availability, 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.
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