Spirit Airlines to add international routes from New Orleans

Spirit Airlines has made this announcement:

Spirit Airlines is broadening The Crescent City’s international reach with two new destinations.

The nation’s fastest-growing airline will fly from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting on June 10*. The next day, Spirit will inaugurate service to San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)*.

The airline will also increase frequency to Orlando International Airport (MCO), with one additional daily flight, starting on April 22.

New Orleans is home to one of the largest Honduran populations in the United States. Spirit’s flights to San Pedro Sula’s Ramón Villeda Morales Airport will make it easier for people to visit their friends and family, along with making the city more accessible to tourists. Flights to San Pedro Sula will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, with connecting options on other days of the week.

Spirit brought its low fares and bright-yellow planes to MSY in January 2013 with flights to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Seven years later, the airline provides nonstop service from MSY to a total of 22 domestic and international destinations. Spirit’s investment in New Orleans turned it into the third-largest carrier in the city (measured by available seat miles). The airline served approximately 1.7 million Guests at MSY in 2019—a 20 percent increase year-over-year—with plans to keep growing in 2020.

New Orleans is the sixth city this year to gain flights to Cancun on Spirit Airlines. Flights are scheduled four times per week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, with connecting options available on the other days of the week.

Routes & Frequencies
New Orleans (MSY) to/from: Effective: Frequency:
Orlando (MCO) April 22, 2020 2x Daily
Cancun (CUN) June 10, 2020 4x Weekly
San Pedro Sula (SAP) June 11, 2020 3x Weekly
Atlanta (ATL) Now 1x Daily
Austin (AUS) Now 1x Daily
Nashville (BNA) Now 1x Daily
Boston (BOS) Now 1x Daily
Baltimore (BWI) Now 1x Daily
Cleveland (CLE) Now 3x Weekly
Columbus (CMH) Now 3x Weekly
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Now 1x Daily
Detroit (DTW) Now 1 – 2x Daily
Newark (EWR) Now 1x Daily
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Now 2 – 3x Daily
Houston (IAH) Now 1x Daily
Las Vegas (LAS) Now 1x Daily
Los Angeles (LAX) Now 1x Daily
Minneapolis (MSP) Now 4x Weekly
Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Now 1 – 2x Daily
Philadelphia (PHL) Now 4x Weekly
Raleigh-Durham (RDU) Now 1x Daily
Tampa (TPA) Now 1x Daily


*Subject to government approval

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