Spirit Airlines to add MSP-Florida flights

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    http://www.startribune.com/business/162784306.html

    Less than two months after setting up shop at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, discounter Spirit Airlines is more than doubling its offerings to Twin Cities travelers.

    A day after announcing it would add service from MSP to Dallas next year, the carrier said Tuesday it would also add nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers, Fla. The Florida service will be seasonal, and will start in the fall.

    Spirit, which offers fares as low as $28.79 and relies heavily on revenue from bag fees and other a la carte charges, currently offers daily flights to Chicago and Las Vegas.

    Airport officials hope a larger Spirit presence will push ticket prices down.
    "Competition is always good for consumers," said Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Pat Hogan, "and the addition of a low-fare carrier like Spirit helps keep the fares down overall."

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    ......but when airlines charge for necessities " a la carte " the price passengers pay will represent not really falling fares isn't it?
     

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