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Spirit Airlines is giving Houston even more connectivity to Latin America with the launch of several new nonstop flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

Nonstop service to Cancun, Mexico will mark Spirit Airlines’ inaugural international flight at IAH to be followed by six additional Latin American destinations in the coming days. The Cancun service launches on May 7, 2015 followed by Los Cabos, Mexico; Toluca, Mexico; Managua, Nicaragua; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and San Salvador, El Salvador.

“Spirit Airlines undoubtedly recognizes the opportunities associated with an economy as dynamic as Houston’s,” said Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz. “They’ve already proven their commitment to an aggressive growth strategy on the domestic front, and now we’re anxious to see Spirit apply that same philosophy to Houston’s international route map.”

The debut is part of the steady growth by Spirit, which announced last year the addition of 10 new nonstop destinations out of IAH, bringing the total of routes served to 22. This includes expanded domestic service to Tampa and Baltimore/Washington, which began in March, and nonstop service to Oakland/San Francisco, which began in April.

The expansion nearly doubled the nonstop service offered by Spirit from Bush Intercontinental Airport, adding to a roster that already includes flights to Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Orlando, and San Diego. The new routes will make Spirit one of the busiest carriers operating out of IAH.

Spirit joins the latest in what has become a parade of new international service coming to Bush Intercontinental — most of those new routes reaching the fast-growing Latin American markets.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves more destinations in Mexico than any other U.S. Airport.

About Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra- low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while creating new jobs.  Spirit’s modern fleet, configuration and other innovations enable Spirit to burn less fuel per seat than competitors, making Spirit one of the most environmentally-friendly U.S. carriers.  Spirit’s all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 270 daily flights to 55 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean.  Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.

About the Houston Airport System

Houston Airports served more than 53 million passengers in 2014. Houston’s three airports — George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) — contribute more than $27.5 billion to the regional economy. IAH and HOU collectively provide nonstop flights to more than 175 destinations worldwide. For more information, visit fly2houston.com. Get social with Houston Airports by following us on Twitter @IAH and @HobbyAirport.