Spirit Airlines begins service to Twin Cities

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February 27, 2012 // UPDATED 10:35 am - February 29, 2012
By: Jeremy Zoss
Jeremy Zoss

Spirit Airlines has announced it will begin limited service at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on May 31. The carrier will launch with flights between MSP and two cities, Chicago and Las Vegas.

The “ultra low cost” carrier’s business is structured around low base fares with additional fees for amenities such as luggage, snacks and others.

 “I am very pleased to welcome Spirit Airlines to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and wish the airline every success here,” said Dan Boivin, chairman of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) in a statement. “Competition among airlines is good for consumers, and Spirit’s unique low-fare business model provides a valuable alternative for cost-conscious travelers.  It is a goal of the MAC to expand choices for the consumer with more options to more destinations while maintaining our commitment to sound environmental stewardship.”