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Spirit Airlines offering new flights to Florida

Area residents seeking a getaway to Florida have new options with discount flyer Spirit Airlines adding eight flights a week from Asheville Regional Airport to the Sunshine State in September and 11 flights starting in November.

On Sept. 6 Spirit will begin service from AVL to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport. Asheville will mark Spirit’s 67th service station in its growing network. Service to and from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will each run three times a week, while service to and from Tampa will operate two times weekly starting in September, increasing to four times weekly to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and three times weekly to Tampa starting Nov. 8.

“We are so excited to offer service between the beautiful Asheville region and three cities in sunny Florida, as they are all incredible destinations,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “Guests in Florida will be able to experience all the cool things to do in Asheville, including taking in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, trying out some of the over 80 craft breweries in the area, and experiencing the local arts scene in downtown Asheville. Meanwhile, Guests in the Asheville area who are looking for a warm beach vacation this winter will now be able to getaway for less with our ultra-low fares.”