Only two months ago, Spirit Airlines started serving Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and now the airline is already increasing their flight offerings by more than double. One day the airline announced that they would be adding service from MSP to Dallas-Fort Worth and the next day they announced that they will also be offering seasonal service to Fort Meyers and Fort Lauderdale in Florida, starting this fall.
Spirit is a discount airline that offers seats for as low as $28.79. While this is great for passengers, but industry experts think that this might be a hit for smaller airlines, such as Southwest and Sun Country. Delta Airlines should be able to handle the competition, and Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Pat Hogan says that consumers always benefit from competition. The federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that MSP had the 11th most expensive airfares in 2011 due to the dominance of Delta and the lack of budget carriers.
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