Value Airline of the Year! Spirit Airlines Receives Top Airline Industry Award from Air Transport World

1/17, 5:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

MIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The accolades keep coming for Spirit Airlines as the company celebrates a new honor, earning the title of Air Transport World’s Value Airline of the Year. Air Transport World (ATW), part of the Aviation Week Network, recognized Spirt as part of its 2019 Airline Industry Award Winners. Organizers credit Spirit’s industry-leading on-time and baggage delivery performance, the installation of high-speed Wi-Fi to its entire fleet, and the company’s ability to provide low fares, while also investing in the Guest experience.

“Spirit is richly deserving of this award. Ultra-low cost carriers have completely transformed commercial air transport, making safe, affordable flying accessible to a far wider set of people and keeping the general market competitive,” said Karen Walker, ATW’s Editor-in-Chief. “When there’s an LCC like Spirit in a market, everyone has to watch their fares! But Spirit has done so much more beyond keeping down its costs and fares. It has listened to its customers, made service adjustments, is equipping its entire fleet with Wi-Fi, delivers great on-time and checked baggage performance. So, its customer base has grown, its network continues to expand, and everyone wins.”

In addition to the ATW award, Spirit is celebrating its first-place finish as the country’s most on-time airline in October, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s monthly report. The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) also named Spirit the “Most Improved Airline of the Year” in 2019 as part of its Official Airline Ratings (OAR), and earlier this month, FlightGlobal ranked Spirit as the country’s most on-time low-cost airline in its annual On-Time Performance Service (OPS) Awards.

“On behalf of our entire team, I would like to thank Air Transport World for recognizing Spirit Airlines as this year’s Value Airline of the Year,” said Ted Christie, Spirit Airlines’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are committed to providing the best value in the sky, and this award recognizes our mission to deliver an extraordinary Guest experience, while keeping our costs and fares competitive. From our reliable, on-time operation, to the installation of high-speed Wi-Fi on our entire fleet, Spirit continues to invest in the Guest experience and set the pace as an industry leader. This award is testament to the hard work of our entire Spirit Family across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America, and a milestone in Spirit’s continued evolution to deliver More Go.”

About Spirit Airlines: 
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky while providing an extraordinary Guest experience. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows every Guest to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments – something we call À La Smarte. We make it possible for our Guests to venture farther, travel more often, and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet™ is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 600 daily flights to 72 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving the communities we serve. Come save with us at spirit.com. At Spirit Airlines, we go. We go for you.

Contact:     
Derek Dombrowski
(305) 916-6065
derek.dombrowski@spirit.com 

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