Spirit Airlines Announces Non-Stop Service to Panama

Friday, November 02 2007 @ 12:27 pm EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spirit Airlines announces weekly non-stop service between its Fort Lauderdale base and Panama City, Panama, beginning January 31, 2008. Panama City is Spiritís 5th destination in Central America and its 40th destination overall. In addition to non-stop service from its Fort Lauderdale base, Spirit also will offer connecting service to Panama from its domestic network. Spirit serves all routes with its fleet of Airbus aircraft, the youngest in the Americas. Spirit Airlines previously announced three new destinations it will serve in 2007. Service to Ponce, Puerto Rico, begins November 1 with daily flights. The inaugural flight to Aruba is on November 10 with weekly flights. Daily service to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island begins on December 13. (more)

Schedule for non-stop service effective Janaury 31, 2008(1):

To Panama City from: Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Fort Lauderdale 11:00 pm 2:00 am 907 0 Monday, Thursday and Saturday

From Panama City to: Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency Fort Lauderdale 2:50 am 5:45 am 914 0 Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

(1) Subject to foreign government approval


From Fort Lauderdale to Panama


January 31, February 2,4,7,9,11 14, & 16

From Panama to Fort Lauderdale


February 1,3,5,8,10,12,15,17

From Fort Lauderdale to Panama


Valid for travel January 31, 2008 through April 30, 2008. Last day to purchase is November 2, 2007.

From Panama to Fort Lauderdale


Valid for travel January 31, 2007 through April 30, 2008. Last day to purchase is November 2, 2007.

$8 must be booked on spiritair.com by 11:59 PM ET on November 2, 2007 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by market direction. All fares are for coach class travel unless otherwise indicated and reflect the spiritair.com discount. $88 fares are valid for travel between January 31, 2008 and April 30, 2008, but must be booked on spiritair.com by 11:59 PM ET on November 2, 2007. Fares are each way based on roundtrip purchase, and roundtrip travel is required, but these fares may be combined with other valid and applicable Spirit Airlines fares on other days of the week. Not all markets are operated on a daily basis -- please check spiritair.com for details. All fares listed on spiritair.com are per customer for each way of travel and include the base fare plus a federal excise tax. Fares do not include (a) a segment tax of $3.40 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing) of a passengerís itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; or (c) a September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. International itineraries do not include governmental taxes and fees (including U.S. government excise tax) of up to $125 per round trip. Additionally, if sold in, or travel originates in a country outside of the U.S., additional taxes may apply (up to 22% of the fare value per country). Fares are capacity controlled and subject to availability, and will be highly restricted around certain holiday periods. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these new sale fares. Certain restrictions apply. For best results, please book early.

About Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines, Inc. is the largest Ultra Low Cost Carrier in the United States, Latin America and The Caribbean. Its all-Airbus fleet, the youngest in the Americas, flies more than 185 daily flights to 36 destinations. The company is based in Miramar, Florida, and employs 2,200 professionals.


Spirit Airlines, Fort Lauderdale Misty Pinson, 954-628-4827 misty.pinson@spiritair.com or Juan Arbelaez, 954-447-7856 juan.arbelaez@spiritair.com

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