Spirit Airlines announced Thursday it will begin a nonstop flight next spring to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, from Philadelphia International Airport.
The daily flight will be seasonal, from April 14 through Nov. 9.
Spirit now flies to five U.S. cities from Philadelphia, and in April will add nonstop routes to Los Angeles, Detroit, and Fort Lauderdale from here.
The Florida-based airline touts itself as an "ultra low fare carrier" but charges extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag. It has expanded in Philadelphia since 2013.
"This new service to Minneapolis-St. Paul will increase competition, which generally results in more affordable fares," airport CEO Mark Gale said. "This is good news for business and leisure travelers to the upper Midwest region."
Currently, American, Delta, and Frontier airlines fly to Minneapolis-St. Paul from Philadelphia.