Spirit Announces a Day of Freedom to Travel; All Seats On September 11, 2002 Will be No Charge Says CEO
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 6, 2002--Spirit Airlines, the largest privately-held airline in the United States, today announced it will not be charging airfare for any seat on any flight on September 11, 2002, according to the airline's CEO, Jacob Schorr.
"We are saying `thank you' to the American public and our valued customers for flying with us throughout this past year. Had it not been for the support of our passengers and their willingness to get back in the air after the tragedy last year, then Spirit Airlines may not have survived. We'd like to thank the public for keeping us flying, and these free seats are a token of our appreciation," said Schorr.
"We know that business and personal travel continues to return and it is our intent to fully support that need on September 11 as we have every day for the past twelve years. I want to personally encourage the public to travel on September 11 and exercise our freedom as Americans," said Schorr.
Reservations must be completed on-line at www.spiritair.com with a major credit card and/or through travel agents. Bookings may be made through September 8, 2002 or at such time when all 13,000 + seats have been filled, whichever comes first.
Spirit will be flying a full schedule of more than 90 flights to 14 cities/markets in the United States from New York to Los Angeles to Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Any customer who has already booked a flight for September 11, 2002 will receive a future flight credit for the September 11, 2002 portion of their itinerary. Spirit is in the process of contacting these customers.
About Spirit Airlines
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Spirit Airlines is the largest privately-held airline in the U.S. With a fleet of modern aircraft for scheduled and charter service, Spirit brings low fares and friendly service to Atlantic City, N.J., Chicago/O'Hare, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach, S.C., New York/LaGuardia, Oakland, Calif., San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach (seasonal service). Spirit's website is http://www.spiritair.com.