COSTA RICA NEWS — As of May 28, 2015 travelling between the U.S. and Central America will get easier and possibly cheaper, with more weekly flights by ultra low-cost American carrier Spirit Airlines
“We’re excited to offer our customers in Houston the opportunity to fly to and from these great destinations without having to spend a ton of money getting there,” said Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines’ President & CEO in a statement to the press.
Flights to Costa Rica will four times a week between the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).
The airline will also fly four times weekly to San Salvador ( El Salvador) and three times weekly flights to Managua (Nicaragua) and San Pedro Sula (Honduras).
The routes will become Spirit’s first international flights from Houston and are subject to foreign government approval.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the airline already offers daily nonstop flights to San José from Fort Lauderdale (FLL).
Spirit Airlines made news when it repainted many of its aircraft in a bold and bright yellow pattern that makes their passenger jets look like big New York City taxis in the sky.
Editor’s note: The other day, looking up in the sky over the San José airport I mistook the Spirit plane for the DHL cargo. The differences are the DHL yellow is a little deeper and the cargo plane has no side windows.