• Joe Breitfeller

Spirit Airlines Expands in New Orleans With Nonstop International Service to Honduras and Cancun

Spirit Airlines announced on Monday that they will be expanding service from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with nonstop service to San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Cancun, Mexico.


Spirit Airlines Airbus A319 - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

Today, Spirit Airlines announced the launch of new nonstop service from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) and Cancun, Mexico (CUN). Service to Cancun will start on June 10th with the route to San Pedro Sula operating from June 11, 2020. Additionally, Spirit is adding an additional daily flight from New Orleans to Orlando International Airport (MCO) starting April 22, 2020. New Orleans is home to one of the largest Honduran population in the U.S. and the carrier’s three-times weekly nonstop flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays will help friends, family members and tourists seamlessly connect to San Pedro Sula (SAP). In Monday’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ President and CEO, Ted Christie said,


“We are incredibly proud to open up nonstop international service from New Orleans with two destinations at once. Our guests asked for international connectivity, and we are excited to offer them the Best Value in the Sky as they explore new places. Adding these international routes is part of our promise to invest in the Guest. Whether they fly to Cancun for leisure or to San Pedro Sula to reconnect with friends and family, we will continue to connect our Guests with the communities and destinations they seek the most.”


Spirit Airlines started service to/from New Orleans in 2013 with service to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Since then, the airline has grown to offer 22 domestic and international destinations from MSY. The carrier served 1.7M guests in New Orleans in 2019, a year-over-year increase of 20 percent. New Orleans is Spirit’s sixth U.S. gateway to offer service to Cancun, Mexico. Flights will be available four-times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Also commenting on today’s announcement, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport’s Director of Aviation, Kevin Dolliole added,


“New Orleans has one of the largest Hondurans in the United States, and we are thrilled that Spirit Airlines in now offering direct service from MSY to San Pedro Sula, Honduras – providing a much-needed connection for our community. On top of that, additional service to Cancun, Mexico will give our passengers even more options. With Spirit being our fastest-growing airline, we are grateful for their commitment to this community and look forward to a longstanding relationship with this carrier.”

Spirit Airlines Expands Service From MSY - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

Miramar, Florida-based low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines operates over 650 daily flights to 77 destinations in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. The airline allows customers to select and pay for only the products and services they want, something they call “À La Smarte.” Spirit also operates one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the US and recently firmed up an order for 100 new Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The carrier proudly calls their youthful fleet of aircraft their “Fit Fleet®.”



Source: Spirit Airlines

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