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Spirit Airlines starts twice-daily flights from Lindbergh Field to Las Vegas

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Florida-based low-fare airline announced Thursday that it will begin flying out of Lindbergh Field on Sept. 7, and will offer introductory $9 round-trip tickets to Las Vegas.

Spirit Airlines, which flies an all-Airbus fleet of jets primarily on the East Coast, Latin America and the Carribean, will fly twice daily, each way, between San Diego and Las Vegas. A third daily flight will be added about two weeks later.

No other destinations from San Diego were announced.

The super-cheap tickets must be purchased today or Friday, and will be good for flights on Sept. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 27. Taxes and fees will boost the actual cost to about $40.

Currently, Southwest Airlines is the only carrier with non-stop flights from San Diego to the desert city.

"Spirit Airlines will give travelers more choices for making the trip between San Diego and Las Vegas, and this convenient new service is bound to benefit tourism in both cities," said Robert Gleason, chairman of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

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