MIRAMAR, Fla. - Twin Cities air travelers will soon have more nonstop options with a planned expansion of routes at Spirit Airlines.
Spirit announced Tuesday that the airline is adding flights this fall from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers.
Non-stop seasonal service to Fort Meyers and Fort Lauderdale starts November 8, 2012 and runs through April 24, 2013.
Service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will begin April 25, 2013, with flights increasing to daily service on June 13, 2013.
"We are committed to saving our customers money on travel by offering them the lowest fares," says Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. "Now travelers from the Twin Cities have easy access to our super low fares to two of Florida's popular sunny destinations during the winter season, as well as an affordable choice to Dallas/Fort Worth."
"The addition of these three cities to Spirit's route schedule is important not only because it provides low-cost, non-stop service to three popular warm-weather destinations," said Jeff Hamiel, executive director/chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, "but also because it provides one-stop service to much of Spirit's domestic and international route network.
"Fort Lauderdale is a major Spirit hub for flights to the East Coast,"Hamiel continued, "as well as to dozens of cities in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean."
Spirit currently offers low fare flights with nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Chicago and Las Vegas.
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