(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – On Friday, November 13, 2015, Spirit Airlines is launching ultra-low cost service between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additionally, Spirit Airlines has announced new nonstop service to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California will begin April 14, 2016. This new daily flight will depart New Orleans at 4:00 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 6:15 p.m.
"Spirit customers love saving money on air travel and our new routes from New Orleans to Las Vegas and Los Angeles do just the trick," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines' Vice President of Network Planning. "Spirit's friendly service combined with our low Bare Fares™ with Frill Control™ makes enjoying these great cities more affordable than ever."
Spirit Airlines was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Miramar, FL. They currently operate more than 370 daily flights to 56 destinations in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. Spirit offers unbundled, ultra-low fares with a range of optional services for a fee allowing passengers to choose the perks they prefer. This new service to Las Vegas and Los Angeles will bring Spirit’s total number of nonstop destinations from New Orleans to seven routes, including Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale and Houston. All flights are currently available for sale at www.spirit.com.
"With our growing film industry, the ties between New Orleans and Los Angeles continue to strengthen,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "We are excited that Spirit Airlines will now offer an ultra-low cost option for travel between our great cities.”
"This has been an extraordinary year for air service development at Armstrong International, and we are thrilled that Spirit Airlines continues to grow in our market,” said Cheryl Teamer, New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman.
"Ultra-low cost service is a great asset for our locals and our visitors,” stated New Orleans Councilman Jared Brossett, Chair of the Transportation and Aviation Committee. "We appreciate Spirit Airlines’ commitment to New Orleans and their continued expansion.”
"With the addition of Los Angeles, Spirit Airlines will now serve seven non-stop destinations from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation. "Ultra-low fares by Spirit are stimulating more travel to New Orleans.”