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Spirit Airlines announces new seasonal flights from MSP

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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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