Spirit Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service between Chicago and Oakland/San Francisco Bay

CHICAGO, January 29, 2014 - Spirit Airlines today announced new nonstop service between O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). This new service will consist of one daily nonstop flight starting May 1, 2014.

"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I want to thank Spirit Airlines for continuing to add service from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, the best connected airport in the world," said Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. "Oakland is the largest U.S. market not already served from O'Hare. We are very excited to offer O'Hare travelers even more choices with this new destination."

Beginning May 1, 2014, Spirit flight #209 will depart daily from Chicago at 3:20 p.m. and arrive in Oakland at 5:55 p.m. Flight 872 will depart daily from Oakland at 9:10 a.m. and arrive in Chicago at 3:18 p.m.

"We are pleased to add the only nonstop service from Chicago/O'Hare International Airport to the San Francisco Bay Area's most convenient airport" said Mark Kopczak, Spirit's Vice President of Network Planning. "Oakland International Airport is well known by Bay Area travelers for its ease of use and reliability. We look forward to adding Oakland as Spirit's 16th nonstop market served from Chicago/O'Hare."

Spirit's all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 250 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.