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Thu, May 01, 2003

Spirit Deep-Sixes DC-9s

Today's the Retirement Party

"As of May 1, 2003, we are saying good-bye to the final four DC-9 aircraft in our fleet. This is a pivotal move for our airline," said Ned Homfeld, founder and chairman of Spirit Airlines, the largest privately-held carrier in the U.S.

Known for their speed, comfort and reliability, DC-9s were designed specifically to operate short- and medium-range routes.

"The DC-9s were the perfect aircraft for Spirit when it took to the skies 12 years ago. The retirement of these aircraft allows us to focus on just one aircraft type, the MD-80, which best serves our route system that stretches from coast-to-coast and into the Caribbean," continued Homfeld.

MD-80 a Better Choice Today

Spirit has acquired MD-80 aircraft over the last few years as part of its fleet renewal and growth plan. The larger MD-80 is well suited for the routes Spirit serves and the extra seats available in the MD-80 permits Spirit to offer more low-fare seats to many popular destinations.

The MD-80, known for its comfort and reliability, has 156 seats including 12 Spirit Plus seats. Spirit Airlines unveiled Spirit Plus last year, an upgraded coach class of service, including wide leather seats in two by two seating, dedicated check-in, complimentary cocktails and snacks, priority boarding and more, all without sacrificing low fares. (The upgrade fee, available day of departure at any Spirit Airlines ticket counter, is $40 per segment. Spirit Plus seats are also available in advance on a non-refundable or refundable basis.)

The last DC-9 Spirit flight took off from Tampa Wednesday evening, bound for Atlantic City.

FMI: www.spiritair.com

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