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Sea-Tac Welcomes First New Domestic Airline Since 2008 with Inaugural Flight of Ultra-Low Fare Spirit Airlines

Twice-daily service to Los Angeles started tonight, Las Vegas service begins April 14
March 24, 2016

(SEATTLE) – The Port of Seattle welcomes the first new domestic airline since 2008 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with tonight’s inaugural flight of Spirit Airlines to Los Angeles. Travelers in the region will see with two daily nonstop flights to LAX and will add twice-daily service to Las Vegas beginning April 14, 2016.

“Spirit Airlines has a unique business model with their unbundled fare, providing customers in our region a new option of the ultra low-cost fare,” said Lance Lyttle, Managing Director of Sea-Tac Airport. “The opportunity to be a world-class airport also brings with it the need to broaden choices for our travelers. Spirit will do just that.”

Sea-Tac was the fastest growing large airport in the country in 2015, with nearly 13 percent growth from the previous year to a fifth straight passenger record of more than 42.3 million. Already through the first two months of 2016, Sea-Tac is seeing double digit growth continuing at nearly 10 percent.

“Seattle-Tacoma is the perfect new city to expand our growing network,” said Mark Kopczak, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines. “Spirit’s super low Bare Fares™, with Frill Control™ allows customers to choose only those extras they want to pay for and gives them the most control over their travel budget. By saving on travel, our customers have more money left over for when they get to their destination.”

From Los Angeles, Spirit flies nonstop to 18 cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington DC, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans (starting April 14, 2016), Oakland/San Francisco, Philadelphia (starting April 13, 2016), Phoenix (starting April 8, 2016), Portland (starting March 25, 2016) and Seattle-Tacoma.

From Las Vegas, Spirit flies nonstop to 19 cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans. Oakland/San Francisco, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), San Diego, and Seattle-Tacoma (starting April 14, 2016).

Flight Details for Spirit service

Spirit will be using A319 aircraft for the Los Angeles service and A320 aircraft for upcoming Las Vegas service. Spirit currently operates more than 250 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America, Caribbean and Canada.

Flight details for Seattle-Los Angeles service
Flight # Departs Arrives Service Begins
740 SEA at 9:10 a.m. LAX at 11:55 a.m. March 25
206 SEA at 9:20 p.m. LAX 12:05 a.m. (next day) March 24
Flight details for Los Angeles-Seattle services
739 LAX at 6 a.m. SEA at 8:30 a.m. March 25
253 LAX at 6:10 p.m. SEA at 8:40 p.m. March 24
Flight details for Seattle-Las Vegas services
1068 SEA at 6:25 a.m. LAS at 8:55 a.m. April 14
292 SEA at 3:05 p.m. LAS at 5:35 p.m. April 14
Flight details for Las Vegas-Seattle services
193 LAS at 11:40 a.m. SEA 2:20 p.m. April 14
1069 LAS at 10:01 p.m. SEA at 12:41 a.m. (next day) April 14

For more information, visit Spirit’s website at

About Spirit Airlines:

Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average much lower than other airlines, on average nearly 40% less* Our customers start with an unbundled, stripped-down 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 the youngest, most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 390 daily flights to more than 56 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at

About Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Operated by the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA, KSEA) is ranked as the 13th busiest U.S. airport, serving more than 42.3 million passengers and more than 332,000 metric tons of air cargo in 2015. With a regional economic impact of more than $16.3 billion in business revenue, Sea-Tac generates more than 171,000 jobs (109,924 direct jobs) representing more than $2.8 billion in direct earnings and $565 million in state and local taxes. Twenty-four airlines serve 81 non-stop domestic and 24 international destinations.

The Port of Seattle is setting the course for the future with the Century Agenda. In 25 years, we will generate 100,000 new jobs and increase international trade and tourism, while protecting the environment with innovative sustainability initiatives. Learn more about how the region’s economic engine will keep powering King County’s economy for years to come!

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