Spirit Airlines has announced a new nonstop service between its Fort Lauderdale hub and San Jose, Costa Rica beginning April this year. Service will initially be offered three times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays increasing to daily service by May 23, 2007.
San Jose, Costa Rica is Spirit’s 16th destination in Latin America and the Caribbean and 33rd overall. Costa Rica will be Spirit’s first Central American country served.
In addition to nonstop service from its Fort Lauderdale hub, Spirit will also offer connecting service to San Jose, Costa Rica from its domestic network. Spirit serves all routes with its fleet of Airbus aircraft, the youngest in the Americas.
“We are thrilled to be offering our terrific, low fare service to one of Central America’s most beautiful countries,” said Luis Zuniga, Spirit’s Marketing Representative and Native of Costa Rica. “We’re looking forward to taking Floridians to enjoy Costa Rica whether it’s to reconnect with family or take advantage of the vast opportunities for eco-tourism. Likewise, Spirit is providing an excellent low fare option to Costa Rica for travel to enjoy the amenities of South Florida.”
“The United States continues to be our primary business partner and the entrance of Spirit Airlines is incredibly important to open new possibilities so that North Americans can visit our country,” said Carlos Ricardo Benavides, Minister of Tourism.