Spirit Airlines adds nonstop flights from New Orleans to Las Vegas, Los Angeles _lowres

Photo courtesy Spirit Air -- Spirit Airlines will start direct flights between Louis Armstrong International Airport and Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Spirit Airlines announced Friday that it is adding nonstop service from Louis Armstrong International to Las Vegas immediately, and starting next April, will add nonstop service from New Orleans to Los Angeles.

In all, the budget airline will offer direct flights to seven cities, including Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale and Houston.

To keep costs low, the airline offers a base fare then tacks on fees for luggage, select seats and refreshments.