Spirit Airlines plans to launch service from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport to 10 new destinations in the spring of 2015, three of them in the U.S. and the rest in Mexico and Central America.
New U.S. destinations to be served from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA code IAH) are Tampa, Baltimore/Washington International and Oakland airports.
The seven new destinations in Latin America that Spirit Airlines will serve from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport are Cancun, Los Cabos and Toluca in Mexico; San Jose in Costa Rica; San Salvador in El Salvador; San Pedro Sula in Honduras; and Managua in Nicaragua.
Spirit Airlines must get foreign governmental approvals before launching any of the proposed new international routes.
The carrier will launch daily service from IAH to Tampa International Airport (TPA) on March 26; Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) on March 27; and Oakland International Airport (OAK) on April 16.
On May 7, assuming it receives the requisite foreign-government approvals to operate the routes, Spirit Airlines will launch twice-weekly service to Cancun (CUN), Los Cabos (SJD) and Toluca (TLC).
Toluca is a short bus ride from Mexico City and is the main base of fast-growing Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris Airlines.
Then, on June 11, again assuming it receives the requisite permissions, Spirit Airlines will increase the frequency of its Houston-Cancun service to a daily round-trip; will add two more flights each week between IAH and Los Cabos; and will add a third weekly round-trip on its Houston-Toluca route.
On May 28, Spirit Airlines plans to launch service from Houston Bush Intercontinental to four Central American cities.
It plans to operate three round-trips a week to Nicaragua’s capital Managua (MGA); four round-trips a week to Costa Rica’s capital San Jose (SJO); four round-trips each week to El Salvador’s capital San Salvador (SAL); and three round-trips per week to San Pedro Sula in Honduras.
Although San Pedro Sula is the second-largest city in Honduras after the country’s capital Tegucigalpa, it boasts the nation’s busiest airport in Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP).
Spirit Airlines already serves 12 destinations, all domestic, on a non-stop basis from Houston Bush Intercontinental.
These are Atlanta; Chicago O’Hare; Denver; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale Hollywood; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Minneapolis-St. Paul; New Orleans; Orlando; and San Diego.
The carrier also offers connecting service to an additional 17 U.S. cities from Houston Bush Intercontinental.