MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines is celebrating its inaugural service from Austin with the announcement of yet another daily nonstop route, this time to Atlanta! The announcement comes on the same day the airline begins nonstop daily service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to eight cities across the United States. Spirit now offers nonstop flights from Austin to Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Orlando. In just a few short months, on May 2, Spirit will begin nonstop service between Austin and Los Angeles. Then on May 23, Spirit will roll out nonstop flights to Atlanta, eventually providing Austin nonstop flights to 10 major metropolitan areas and connections throughout the airline’s growing domestic and international network.
The airline celebrated its first flights from Austin with a special donation to a local non-profit organization serving Austin-area children. The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation provided Kids in a New Groove with a $10,000 donation to further its mission of providing foster children with musical mentorships and tutoring. The donation is a part of Spirit Airlines’ initiative to give back in the communities it serves.
“We are excited to launch our inaugural service from Austin and give back to a worthy organization like Kids in a New Groove,” said John Kirby, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “Texas’ capital city is booming, and Spirit Airlines is thrilled to announce Atlanta as our tenth non-stop destination from the live music capital of the world. We are confident our new Guests in Central Texas will recognize that Spirit provides the best value in the sky with low fares, an on-time operation, and signature service.”
“Central Texas travelers will benefit from Spirit Airlines’ distinctive service,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “This expands our travel options and we welcome Spirit to the airport.”
|Austin (AUS) to/from:||Starts:||Frequency:|
|Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI)||February 14, 2019||Daily|
|Chicago, IL (ORD)||February 14, 2019||Daily|
|Denver, CO (DEN)||February 14, 2019||Daily|
|Detroit, MI (DTW)||February 14, 2019||Daily|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)||February 14, 2019||Daily|
|Las Vegas, NV (LAS)||February 14, 2019||Daily|
|Orlando, FL (MCO)||February 14, 2019||Daily|
|New Orleans, LA (MSY)||February 14, 2019||Daily|
|Los Angeles, CA (LAX)||May 2, 2019||Daily|
|Atlanta, GA (ATL)||May 23, 2019||Daily|
Spirit Airlines was recently named 2018 Value Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. The airline is making good on its promise to offer the best value in the sky by maintaining one of the most on-time operations in the United States and adding high-speed Wi-Fi to its entire fleet. In addition to Austin, Spirit recently announced they would be serving Raleigh-Durham, Indianapolis, and Charlotte as well as expanding service in Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Austin joins Houston and Dallas as the third destination for Spirit in the Lone Star State.
About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows every Guest to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — something we call À La Smarte. We make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 600 daily flights to 73 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving the communities we serve. Come save with us at spirit.com. At Spirit Airlines, we go. We go for you.