Spirit Airlines launches new service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to San Salvador and Guatemala City

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The lush beauty and diverse cultures of Latin America await as Spirit Airlines continues its international expansion, this time from Houston!  Beginning September 6, 2018, Spirit will start service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to San Salvador, El Salvador* with year-round service running three times weekly to Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL).  The next day, on September 7, Spirit will begin nonstop flights between Houston and Guatemala City, Guatemala* with year-round service eventually running four times weekly to La Aurora International Airport (GUA).  The additions offer affordable fares for international travel to see friends, family, or just for fun!

The new routes will complement Spirit’s existing international service between Houston and Cancun and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, as well as San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  The routes are set to strengthen Spirit’s growing network while capitalizing on Houston’s diverse travel needs.  The announcement comes just weeks after Spirit announced it was launching nearly a dozen routes from Orlando, Florida to Latin America and the Caribbean.

“The addition of San Salvador and Guatemala City to our Houston destination list will provide our Guests more options to visit loved ones and experience all of what these amazing regions have to offer,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning.  “Spirit continues to prove itself as a leader in travel to Latin America and the Caribbean by offering ultra-low fares allowing more to take advantage of our reliable service.”

Houston Bush (IAH) to/from Starts: Frequency:
San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)* September 6 3x weekly, year-round
Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)* September 7 3x weekly, year-round
4x weekly, year-round after 11/8/18
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico (SJD) Existing service 4x weekly, seasonal
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) Existing service 3x weekly, year-round
Daily in summer
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) Existing service 4x weekly, year-round

With Spirit’s expanding network, the airline continues to improve on its on-time performance and Guest satisfaction, while building upon its larger commitment to invest in the Guest experience.  The airline recently announced state-of-the-art high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity will be installed on its entire fleet by summer of 2019.  Recent Department of Transportation data shows Spirit Airlines among the top carriers for on-time performance and baggage handling.  Guests can learn more about Spirit’s pledge to keep improving at InvestInTheGuest.com. To check out Spirit’s super low fares and vacation packages head to spirit.com, and don’t forget to sign up to receive alerts on Spirit’s email deals and special offers.

About Spirit Airlines: 
Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average more than 30% lower than other airlines†.  Our customers start with an unbundled Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows them to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — the things other airlines bake right into their ticket prices. We help people save money and travel more often, create new jobs and stimulate business growth in the communities we serve. Our Fit Fleet is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S.  We operate more than 500 daily flights to 67 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at spirit.com.

*Subject to government approval.
†Based on data from the Department of Transportation and verified by an independent service.


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Source: Spirit Airlines, Inc.