NICARAGUA NEWS — As of May 28, 2015 travelling between the U.S. and Central America will get easier and possibly cheaper, with more weekly flights by ultra low-cost American carrier Spirit Airlines
“We’re excited to offer our customers in Houston the opportunity to fly to and from these great destinations without having to spend a ton of money getting there,” said Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines’ President & CEO in a statement to the press.
Flights to Nicaragua will three times a week between the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and the .
The airline will also fly four times weekly to San Salvador ( El Salvador) San José (Costa Rica), and three times a week to San Pedro Sula (Honduras).
The routes will become Spirit’s first international flights from Houston and are subject to foreign government approval.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the airline already offers daily nonstop flights to Managua’s Aeropuerto Internacional Augusto C. Sandino (MGA). The flights to Managua began in August of 2007.
Spirit Airlines made news when it repainted many of its aircraft in a bold and bright yellow pattern that makes their passenger jets look like big New York City taxis in the sky.