Spirit Airlines to begin DIA service in May

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DENVER – New competition has arrived at DIA.

Denver International Airport officials announced Thursday that Spirit Airlines, which has a large presence on the east coast, will begin offering daily non-stop flights from Denver to Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Chicago O’Hare and Fort Lauderdale beginning May 3.

From those four cities, passengers can connect to 29 other Spirit destinations in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. (view route map)

“Spirit’s decision to initiate service to Denver is great news for the city and the region,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said.   “New air service generates increased economic activity which translates into jobs for the people of Denver.”

Spirit will operate out of DIA’s A Concourse.

“We understand that Denver has been looking for an ultra low cost carrier and we are here to satisfy that need,” said Spirit’s Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle.  “Our cheap fares and optional services have saved customers millions because they give consumers the freedom to choose only the extras they value and they only pay for what they use.”

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