MESA, AZ - Spirit Airlines is adding nonstop service between the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Chicago.
The airline announced Tuesday that the service would be seasonal, starting Nov. 8 and running through April 24.
The announcement comes less than a week after the city of Mesa broke ground on a $99 million spring training complex for the Chicago Cubs.
Spirit airlines senior sales director Michael Pewther tells the Arizona Republic that the training complex was on a major reason for additional service.
The facility is expected to be completed in time for the 2014 spring training season.
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