Spirit Airlines announces new seasonal flights from MSP


Spirit Airlines is offering more flights to four sunny destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport just in time for the holidays.

WCCO reports as of Thursday, the airline will now fly direct from MSP to Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa. Seasonal service will also resume to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Meyers.

The low-fare airline began serving MSP's Terminal 2 in 2012 and provides regular nonstop service to Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago and Las Vegas, the Star Tribune says.

An estimated 25 million people are expected to fly over the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period from Nov. 22 through Dec. 3, an increase of 1.5 percent from last year, CNN reports.

Airlines for America tells the network that peak travel times will land on the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, and Dec. 1., the Sunday after the holiday.

Airlines should also see fuller planes, with 85 percent of seats filled, thanks partly to stable fuel costs.

FOX News offers money-saving tips for traveling by air this season.

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Spirit Airlines to offer new direct flights from MSP

Spirit Airlines is already expanding its service out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Starting in April 2013, Spirit will add non-stop flights to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The Florida-based airline will also offer seasonal non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers between Nov. 8 through April 24, 2013. Spirit debuted in the Twin Cities market less than two months ago with daily flights to Chicago and Las Vegas.

Spirit Airlines coming to MSP airport

Twitter is abuzz with news that Spirit Airlines is joining the Twin Cities airport. The carrier calls itself an ultra-low-cost option, but writers at the Washington Post and USA Today warn travelers to watch out for hefty fees.