Spirit announces enhancements to summer schedule flights

Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday its Myrtle Beach summer schedule.

Spirit will resume its seasonal service between Myrtle Beach and Washington, DC Reagan National Airport. Starting June 16, 2012, and running through September 1, 2012, Spirit will offer nonstop Saturday-only service for the peak summer travel season.

In addition, Spirit is increasing flights between Myrtle Beach and Plattsburgh, New York (serving the Montreal, Quebec area) from June 14 - September 1, 2012, and betweeen Myrtle Beach and Niagara Falls, New York (serving the Buffalo, New York and Toronto, Ontario areas) for the June 21 - September 4, 2012, summer season.

"We're pleased Spirit has decided to pick up these routes during the Myrtle Beach area's busy summer travel season. Spirit Airlines has grown to become the largest carrier at Myrtle Beach International Airport, and our market has experienced great success with the airline," said Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB, in a press release.

Spirit is also increasing flights between Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach with two additional flights per week through September 4, 2012.

To celebrate its Myrtle Beach summer seasonal service, Spirit is offering fares from $28.79 Wednesday and Thursday at

"Spirit is our most valued airline partner, and its willingness to increase nonstop service to Myrtle Beach in markets with proven demand will benefit our entire community and consumers alike," said Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday's president.