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Coming to Cali, Colombia! Spirit Airlines’ International Expansion Continues with 5th Colombian Destination

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MIRAMAR, Fla., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For ten years Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) has proudly served the country of Colombia, now it is adding the beautiful city of Cali as its fifth Colombian service station! Beginning December 20, 2018*, Spirit will connect Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with daily nonstop service. The connection will also provide a gateway to dozens of other Spirit destinations in the United States. 

The city of Cali and the Valle de Cauca Department region serves as home to more than three million people, and will mark Spirit’s 68th service station in its growing network. Cali joins the other vibrant Colombian cities of Cartagena, Bogotá, Medellín, and Armenia currently served by the airline. Cali will be Spirit’s 17th destination in Latin America and 28th destination outside the continental United States.

“Spirit is excited to grow once again in the beautiful country of Colombia,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “After starting service there more than a decade ago, we continue to see amazing demand by our Guests wishing to visit family and friends or enjoy a vacation full of culture and cuisine. Cali will be yet another option to keep loved ones connected and provide added convenience to our Guests.”

“Aerocali is pleased with the arrival of Spirit Airlines at Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport. The announcement of the Cali - Fort Lauderdale route is the sum of Spirit and Aerocali’s efforts to develop new air routes,” said Ricardo Alberto Lenis Steffens, Aerocali’s General Manager. “The start of operations of this airline will expand the network of connections within the United States, beyond their hub in Fort Lauderdale. We are pleased to have an airline committed to providing excellent service to its users at very affordable rates, and hope that the commercial and tourist exchanges generated by this new route will contribute to our region's economic growth."

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. 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 delivering the best value in the sky while providing an extraordinary Guest experience. 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 á la smarte. We make it possible for our Guests to venture farther, travel more often, 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 500 daily flights to 68 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.

Contact: Derek Dombrowski
(305) 916-6065
En Español: Manuel Jaquez
(954) 471-3686

*Service from Fort Lauderdale to Cali begins on December 20, 2018.  Service from Cali to Fort Lauderdale begins on December 21, 2018.  Pending government approval.

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