Spirit Airlines today announced that it will begin non-stop service from Niagara Falls to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., offering upstate New Yorkers and Canadians easy access to ultra low fares throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.
The ultra low cost carrier will begin three non-stop flights per week between Niagara Falls International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 27, 2011.
In addition, starting on May 5, 2011, Spirit will seasonally operate three flights per week between Niagara Falls and Myrtle Beach.
To celebrate, Spirit is offering $9 introductory fares* (each way based on round trip purchase) available today and tomorrow only at www.spiritair.com.
"This is fantastic news for communities in Western New York," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. "This new air service will provide access to new domestic and international markets, bringing more business opportunities and travelers to this region of New York."
Henry M. Sloma, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority acting chairman said, "I am extremely pleased that less than one year after the opening of our new terminal we are able to welcome Spirit Airlines to Niagara Falls. Their arrival signifies our firm commitment of expanding service and adding destinations. Spirit will provide first class service and pocketbook friendly low fares that are sure to be popular with residents in the Niagara region and Southern Ontario."
In addition to Niagara Falls being a tourist destination in itself, the Niagara Falls International Airport is also conveniently located near Buffalo, New York and just across the border from Toronto.