MIRAMAR, Fla., June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — If you’re looking to hang out in Asheville, or ready for a warm Florida getaway, Spirit Airlines is ready to help you take-off and save! Beginning September 6, 2018, Spirit will begin service from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Orlando International Airport (MCO), and Tampa International Airport (TPA). Asheville will mark Spirit’s 67th service station in its growing network. Service to and from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will each run 3 times weekly, while service to and from Tampa will operate 2 times weekly starting in September, increasing to 4 times weekly to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and 3 times weekly to Tampa starting November 8, 2018.
“We are so excited to offer service between the beautiful Asheville region and three cities in sunny Florida, as they are all incredible destinations.” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “Guests in Florida will be able to experience all the cool things to do in Asheville, including taking in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, trying out some of the over 80 craft breweries in the area, and experiencing the local arts scene in downtown Asheville. Meanwhile, Guests in the Asheville area who are looking for a warm beach vacation this winter will now be able to getaway for less with our ultra-low fares.”
“We are pleased to welcome Spirit Airlines to Asheville Regional Airport,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., executive director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. “They are providing nonstop service to popular Florida destinations, and will undoubtedly bring many visitors to our great region as well. We look forward to seeing their bright yellow livery on site at our airport, and ultimately to the great added air service they will provide to our community.”
|Asheville (AVL) to/from||Starts:||Frequency:|
|Tampa (TPA)||September 6||2-3x weekly, year-round|
|Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||September 7||3-4x weekly, year-round|
|Orlando (MCO)||September 7||3-4x weekly. year-round|
With Spirit’s expanding network, the airline continues to improve on its on-time performance and Guest satisfaction, while building upon its larger commitment to invest in the Guest experience. The airline recently announced state-of-the-art high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity will be installed on its entire fleet by summer of 2019. Recent Department of Transportation data shows Spirit Airlines among the top carriers for on-time performance and baggage handling. Guests can learn more about Spirit’s pledge to keep improving at InvestInTheGuest.com. To check out Spirit’s super low fares and vacation packages head to spirit.com, and don’t forget to sign up to receive alerts on Spirit’s email deals and special offers.
About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average more than 30% lower than other airlines*. Our customers start with an unbundled Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows them to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — the things other airlines bake right into their ticket prices. We help people save money and travel more often, create new jobs and stimulate business growth in the communities we serve. Our Fit Fleet is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 500 daily flights to 66 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at spirit.com.
* Based on data from the Department of Transportation and verified by an independent service.