Cleveland, Ohio - June 22, 2011 - Spirit Airlines announced today that they will launch service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS). Spirit, the ultra low-cost carrier, will begin serving OAK with two daily nonstop flights on Aug. 18, 2011, and service will increase to three daily nonstop flights on Sept. 7, 2011.
The announcement was made at the opening of Airport Council International-North America's annual JumpStart Air Service Development Conference held in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Oakland International Airport is pleased to welcome Spirit Airlines, our newest carrier and the world's largest ultra low-cost carrier in America, Latin America and the Caribbean, as they launch service to the San Francisco Bay Area with three daily flights to Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a favorite destination for Bay Area travelers and Oakland is actively progressing efforts for new service," said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland which owns and operates OAK. "Beginning in August, and with phenomenally low fares, the Spirit service also affords Las Vegans the opportunity to enjoy the cool summer lifestyle here in the Bay Area. We invite them to do so through the OAK gateway," she continued.
To celebrate, Spirit is offering $9 fares* (each way based on round trip purchase) at www.spirit.com available today and tomorrow.
Schedule for Spirits Oakland Las Vegas daily service effective August 18, 2011
From Oakland to Las Vegas:
|From Las Vegas to Oakland:
**Operates 8/18/11 9/6/11 only
++$9 fares each way based on round trip purchase at www.spirit.com. Restrictions apply.
Spirit, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, will operate Airbus A319 aircraft with 10 "Big Front Seats" and 135 main cabin seats, a total of 145 seats per flight. Flights will operate from OAK's Terminal 1.
Las Vegas is one of OAK's largest air service destinations, and with Spirit's new service OAK now offers 12 daily nonstop flights to this market.
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines, www.spirit.com, is the largest Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. As the unbundling leader in the industry, Spirit allows consumers the option of paying only for the features they value without subsidizing the choices of others. Its all-Airbus fleet, the youngest in the Americas, flies more than 150 daily flights to over 40 destinations.
About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport and fourth largest airport in California, offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Visit portofoakland.com and oaklandairport.com. Facebook / Oakland International Airport.
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