Spirit expands South American network

Spirit Airlines has launched a non-stop service between its Fort Lauderdale hub and San Pedro Sula, Honduras.Service from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport initially will be offered three times weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flights from La Mesa International Airport in Honduras will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Honduras is the third Central American country served by Spirit Airlines, joining the carrier’s Guatemala and Costa Rica destinations. It is the fifth country in Latin America and the 35th destination overall.

In addition to non-stop service from its Fort Lauderdale hub, Spirit also offers connecting service to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, from its domestic network. Spirit serves all routes with its fleet of Airbus aircraft, the youngest in the Americas.

“We are thrilled to add San Pedro Sula to our network,” said Barry Biffle, Spirit Airlines’ Chief Marketing Officer. “Honduras has finally gained their independence from high fares and their tourism and overall economy will benefit as a result.”

“We are very excited that Spirit Airlines has decided to start service to San Pedro Sula, Honduras,” said Ricardo Martinez, Minister of Tourism of Honduras. “This is a great new option for our travelers with a quality low cost airline like Spirit. We are certain that this will generate more and new tourism to our country from different cities in the U.S. where Spirit offers connections. We welcome Spirit Airlines with open arms and look forward to seeing them succeed in Honduras.”

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“We at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the residents of Broward County, are extremely happy to begin direct air service from Honduras,” said Alfredo Gonzalez, vice president of tourism and international business for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It will get both communities closer, it will allow more Americans to experience the beauty, history, culture and ecotourism of Honduras and also Hondurans will be able to see the wonders of Greater Fort Lauderdale, from the beautiful beaches to the Everglades. They will get closer to a community that offers a great hotel product, excellent dining and unequaled shopping. We applaud Spirit’s decision to fly to Honduras, and as a tourism organization, we are committed to work with our travel partners to promote this great new service.”
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