US-based Spirit Airlines will launch new non-stop flights to seven additional destinations from Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania, this summer.

The seven new destinations include Dallas-Fort Worth, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Los Angeles, Houston, Las Vegas and Findlay airports.

Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said: “Spirit's announcement to join the momentum at Pittsburgh International Airport with seven markets is fantastic news and continues our push to give our customers more air service options.

“We thank them for their commitment and we look forward to working with them as partners.”

Spirit Airlines will operate daily flights from the airport to the new destinations, except Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, which will have a non-stop service three days every week.

As stated by Spirit Airlines Network Planning vice-president Mark Kopczak, the airline’s Bare Fares with Frill Control system allows passengers to choose only the extras they want to pay for, helping them to control their travel budget.

"The airport has seen an 80% increase in non-stop destinations in the past two years."

The new service will complement the airline’s existing service from Latrobe, thereby enabling the company to offer more ultra-low fare options from western Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County executive Rich Fitzgerald said: “We are thrilled that Spirit has joined the growing list of airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport offering non-stop service.

“We're proud that the airport has seen an 80% increase in non-stop destinations in the past two years. Its growth matches the renaissance of our region and we're delighted to have Spirit join us in those gains.”

With the launch of the new routes, Pittsburgh will become the 61st city to join the airline's expanding network.


Image: Spirit Airlines to add seven new destinations at Pittsburgh Airport. Photo: courtesy of Spirit Airlines.