Thursday March 15, 4:37 pm Eastern Time

Press Release

Spirit Airlines Now Soars Non-Stop Between Chicago/O'Hare and Myrtle Beach

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2001--Traveling from Chicago to Myrtle Beach has never been easier as Spirit Airlines unveils a popular new route today. The low-fare specialist announces new, affordable service between Chicago/O'Hare and Myrtle Beach International--the only non-stop service between the two cities.

``We're pleased to be able to offer new, non-stop service to Myrtle Beach and look forward to solid bookings throughout the summer season,'' said Spirit's chief operating officer Jim Weiland. ``Myrtle Beach is a tremendously popular destination for Spirit passengers, especially family vacationers and golf lovers.''

Starting March 15:

-- Spirit will offer the only scheduled non-stop roundtrip service

between Chicago/O'Hare and Myrtle Beach.

In celebration of Spirit's inaugural service between Myrtle Beach and Chicago, the following festivities are planned:

-- Spirit gates at Chicago/O'Hare and Myrtle Beach International

Airport and will be decorated with banners and balloons.

-- Also at Chicago/O'Hare, Spirit and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday will

host a continental breakfast for travelers taking the inaugural

flight to Myrtle Beach.

-- Onboard the inaugural flight from Chicago/O'Hare to Myrtle Beach,

passengers will enjoy contests and prizes sponsored by Myrtle

Beach Golf Holiday as well as gift bags provided by Myrtle Beach

Chamber of Commerce.

Spirit is also adding service at Chicago/O'Hare this summer with new flights to Los Angeles starting May 9 as well added service to Orlando. Starting July 2, Spirit will add a 2nd daily flight to Los Angeles and new service to Atlantic City International Airport serving the South Jersey and Philadelphia communities.

As of July 2, Spirit will operate 16 daily flights at Chicago/O'Hare, serving Atlantic City, N.J., Los Angeles, Calif., Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Florida destinations of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Orlando.

        New Spirit Airlines Service at Chicago/O'Hare
 Destination     Flight        Departure/        Begins When?
                              Arrival Times
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
 Myrtle Beach     1147         11:55 a.m. -        March 15
                                3:10 p.m.
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
 Los Angeles      1780          9:15 p.m. -          May 9
                               11:40 p.m.
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
 Los Angeles      730           8:40 a.m. -         July 2
                               11:10 a.m.
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
   Orlando        967           2:25 p.m. -          May 9
                                6:00 p.m.
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
Atlantic City     731           8:50 p.m. -         July 2
                                6:00 p.m.
Arriving From    Flight         Departure/        Begins When?
                               Arrival Times
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
 Myrtle Beach     1106          4:00 p.m. -         March 15
                                5:05 p.m.
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
 Los Angeles      1781         12:50 a.m. -          May 10
                                6:50 a.m.
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
 Los Angeles      731           1:50 p.m. -          July 2
                                7:50 p.m.
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
   Orlando        986          11:35 a.m. -           May 9
                                1:25 p.m.
--------------   ------       -------------      -------------
Atlantic City     730           6:30 a.m. -          July 2