Spirit Airlines announces new nonstop service to Lima, Peru

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(Official press release)

Spirit Airlines today announced nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to the Peruvian capital of Lima. Service will be offered daily starting June 27, 2007. Spirit will also offer convenient connections from its domestic network.

The daily flights to Jorge Chávez International Airport will be operated with Spirit’s Airbus A319 equipment. Spirit serves all routes with its fleet of Airbus aircraft, the youngest in the Americas.

Lima, Peru will be Spirit’s first South American destination served. Earlier this year, Spirit started service to San Jose, Costa Rica and recently announced new service to Guatemala City, Guatemala and San Pedro Sula, Honduras in Central America.

“We are thrilled to offer a low fare alternative to Peru, growing the overall travel market and ultimately expanding trade between our two countries,” said Barry Biffle, Spirit’s Chief Marketing Officer. “As the cultural and economic hub of the country, Lima is attracting more and more travelers who want to experience the Andes and the ruins of Machu Picchu. Our ultra low fares will also provide travelers visiting friends and relatives the option to do so more often.”

“We are pleased with Spirit’s decision to fly to Peru. Spirit Airlines offers a new alternative for visitors from the US, a market where we are carrying out a very strong promotional effort," said Mara Seminario, General Manager of PromPeru, the Commission for the Promotion of Peru. "We are confident that the number of arrivals from the US will continue to increase for the benefit of Peru’s economy and the business of those airlines serving the Peruvian market.”

“The Broward County Aviation Department is very excited about this new service to Lima by Spirit,” said Interim Aviation Director, Bob Bielek. “It strengthens our position as an alternative international gateway and offers the visitors and residents of Broward County a convenient, low fare mode of traveling to this culturally significant and beautiful destination.”

For more information on fares, please visit Spirit Airlines online here (link).

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