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Latino Daily News

Monday March 14, 2011

Discount Airline Spirit Coming to El Salvador and Mexico

U.S. low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced new flight service to El Salvador and Mexico starting this summer. 

The flights to Mexico will be nonstop from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Toluca International Airport near Mexico City and those flights will begin on June 3rd.

The flights to San Salvador, El Salvador will begin sometime this summer and also originate out of Florida.  The company will offer two flights a week to the Central American country.  The news was well received in El Salvador that is hoping to increase its tourism:  “With the arrival of Spirit to El Salvador, an airline known for cheap fares, we hope to attract more international tourists to our country,” said Tourism Minister Jose Napoleon Duarte Duran.

The new flight routes are awaiting regulatory approval and are part of the discount carriers push south of the border.