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.
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The low-fare, high-fee carrier has a unique business model, but it appears to be working in Minnesota.

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 Star Tribune reports.

The Florida-based airline also announced it is adding seasonal non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers between Nov. 8 through April 24, 2013, according to a Tuesday news release.

Spirit debuted in the Twin Cities market less than two months ago with daily flights to Chicago and Las Vegas.

In May, the carrier made headlines when it said travelers who wait to pay for carry-ons at the departure gate will be charged $100 starting in November.

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