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Spirit Airlines to Serve Dallas-Ft. Worth Nonstop from OAK in Spring 2013
07/05/2012

Oakland, Calif.- July 5, 2012 - Spirit Airlines announced today that it will launch new service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) on April 25, 2013.

"It is great news for travelers to and from the San Francisco Bay Area that there will be a truly low fare option for nonstop flights to Dallas-Fort Worth." said Deborah Ale Flint, Aviation Director for the Port of Oakland which owns and operates Oakland International Airport. "It is even better news for OAK in that the new nonstop will bring service to this large unserved market with convenient connections to Spirit's system beyond DFW."

Schedule for Spirit Airlines Oakland -  Dallas-Fort Worth daily service, effective April 25, 2013:

Service To/From    Departure    Arrival
OAK to DFW             12:30am       6:00am
DFW to OAK             11:15pm       12:45am (next day)

Spirit will operate modern Airbus A320 series aircraft on the route. Flights will operate from OAK's Terminal 1.

Considered by many to be the most profitable airline in the United States, Spirit began serving OAK as its San Francisco Bay gateway on Aug. 18, 2011 with daily nonstops to Las Vegas.  Spirit's new daily service will be OAK’s first nonstop flight to the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex.  Spirit offers its unique brand of low fares, high value and ala carte pricing in the San Francisco Bay area exclusively at OAK.

About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while creating new jobs.  Spirit's modern fleet, configuration and other innovations enable Spirit to burn less fuel per seat than competitors, making Spirit one of the most environmentally-friendly U.S. carriers.  Spirit's all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 200 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.

About the Port of Oakland
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 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. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports nearly 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and at portofoakland.com.


Contact: rbarnes@portoakland.com