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Spirit Airlines launches Houston – Cancun flights, the first international service from Houston

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Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) yesterday (May 7) launched its first of several new flights to Latin America from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with new service to Cancun, Mexico.

Spirit will add six additional Latin American destinations in the coming days, with nonstop service to Los Cabos, Mexico; Toluca, Mexico; Managua, Nicaragua; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and San Salvador, El Salvador available.

The debut is part of the steady growth by Spirit, which announced last year the addition of 10 new non-stop destinations out of IAH, bringing its total of routes served to 22. This includes expanded domestic service to Tampa and Baltimore/Washington, which began in March, and nonstop service to Oakland/San Francisco, which began in April.

The expansion nearly doubled the nonstop service offered by Spirit from Bush Intercontinental, adding to a roster that already includes flights to Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Orlando, and San Diego. The new routes will make Spirit one of the busiest carriers operating out of IAH.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) prepares to land in Las Vegas.

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VECA Airlines starts operations with two Airbus A319s

VECA A319-100 N1821V (14)(Grd)(VECA)(LRW)

VECA Airlines (San Salvador) is a new airline in El Salvador. The new airline commenced scheduled passenger operations on January 23 with two 144-seat Airbus A319s (N1235V and N1821V) leased from AerCap. The first route was from San Salvador to Guatemala City according to ch-aviation.

VECA Airlines is also planning to expand to San Jose and Panama City.

Route Map:

Veca Airlines 1.2015 Route Map

The new airline is owned by Sociedad Hasgar S.A. de C.V. and is El Salvador’s new flag carrier established on March 28, 2014. The hub is located in San Salvador at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport. The new airline was previously planning to start operations on November 28, 2014.

The new airlines describes its operations:

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VECA Airlines is a 100% Salvadorian airlines, that rises as a different option of air transport services. We count with the best and most qualified group of talented human team, to make your flight the most enjoyable experience possible.

In VECA, we have experienced pilots, selected with rigorous tests of knowledge and flying experience, excellent attention on board provided by our flight attendants and highly qualified technical staff. We also count with the perfect combination between experience and youth, that make us the perfect choice of security, warmth and reliability.

Our fleet consist of Airbus A319s, with the highest international certifications in terms of maintenance and safety, equipped with the latest technology.

In VECA Airlines, we apply the most advanced and latest computer technology and automation in every process of the airline.

Our cabins, contains 144 seats with enough space between the seats (legroom), providing the most comfortable flight to our passengers.

All images from VECA Airlines.

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Spirit Airlines announces a major expansion at Houston; 10 new destinations

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced it will be expanding its nonstop
service to ten new destinations beginning in the Spring of 2015. The new locations include domestic cities including Tampa, Baltimore/Washington, DC and Oakland, and seven destinations in Latin America including Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua (International routes are subject to foreign governmental approval).

New U.S. Destinations
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Destination Start Date Frequency
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Tampa (TPA) March 26, 2015 Daily
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Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) March 27, 2015 Daily
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Oakland/San Francisco Bay (OAK)* April 16, 2015 Daily
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New Mexican Destinations**
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Destination Start Date Frequency
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Cancun, Mexico (CUN) May 7, 2015 3 per week
Increases to daily on June 11, 2015
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Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)* May 7, 2015 2 per week
Increases to 4 per week on June 11, 2015
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Toluca/Mexico City, Mexico (TLC)* May 7, 2015 2 per week
Increases to 3 per week on June 11, 2015
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New Central American Destinations**
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Destination Start Date Frequency
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Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) May 28, 2015 3 per week
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San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) May 28, 2015 4 per week
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San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) May 28, 2015 3 per week
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San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) May 28, 2015 4 per week
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* Routes served for summer season only

** International routes are subject to foreign governmental approval

These new destinations are in addition to the 12 nonstop cities Spirit
currently offers from Houston, which includes Atlanta, Chicago (O’Hare), Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, Orlando, and San Diego, along with connecting service to an additional 17 cities.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A329-132 N502NK (msn 2433) arrives in Las Vegas in the new look.

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Existing and new routes from IAH:

Spirit IAH 11.2014 Route Map

American to add the Airbus A319 from DFW to Liberia and San Salvador

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will introduce the new Airbus A319 to two new routes radiating south from the Dallas/Fort Worth hub; Liberia, Costa Rica (three flights a week) and San Salvador, El Salvador (three flights a week) starting on August 20 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-115 N9015D (msn 5327) is pictured taxing at Toronto (Pearson) during the past winter.

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