Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced that it will restart its currently suspended nonstop service between its Fort Lauderdale (FLL) hub and Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) this fall.
Here’s what you need to know about the soon-to-be-relaunched route.
The Route Will Offer Connections to 26 Cities
Spirit Airlines has announced that the Fort Lauderdale-Managua route will resume beginning November 30, 2022, after a pandemic-induced suspension.
The service will be offered daily and will offer passengers originating in Nicaragua connections to nearly 30 cities across Spirit’s network.
- Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN)
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Atlantic City (ACY)
- Baltimore (BWI)
- Boston (BOS)
- Charlotte (CLT)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Cleveland (CLE)
- Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW)
- Detroit (DTW)
- Houston (IAH)
- Indianapolis (IND)
- Latrobe, Pennsylvania (LBE)
- Louisville (SDF)
- Myrtle Beach (MYR)
- Nashville (BNA)
- Newark (EWR)
- New York-LaGuardia (LGA)
- Orlando (MCO)
- Philadelphia (PHL)
- Richmond (RIC)
- San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
- St. Louis (STL)
- St. Thomas (STT)
- Tampa (TPA)
The move also bolsters Spirit’s already robust network in the region — the airline serves nearly 30 airports across Latin America and the Caribbean, including Costa Rica and Panama.
“We’re eager to welcome back our Nicaraguan Guests and excited to make travel to and from Managua accessible for families, friends, and visitors again,” said Camilo Martelo, Director of International Stations, in a statement.
Citing a 15-year history serving Nicaragua, Martelo said Spirit is “proud to give South Florida and Managua back the affordable fares and signature service they’ve come to know when traveling between our countries.”
Managua Airport is a smaller airport served primarily by Central and South American carriers including AeroMexico, Avianca, and Copa Airlines.
But, Spirit isn’t the only U.S. airline coming back to the airport. American Airlines is poised to resume service between its hub in Miami (MIA) and Managua on November 30, 2022, and it looks like United will resume flights from its Houston (IAH) hub to the airport as of early January 2023, according to information from Google Flights.
It’s been an exciting few months for Spirit, which has announced plans to merge with JetBlue (after a failed bid from Frontier), improved the passenger experience by offering Wi-Fi on some flights, and expanded flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
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Spirit Airlines will soon resume service between Fort Lauderdale and Managua, Nicaragua. It’s an effort to serve more destinations in Central America from its biggest hub and offer daily, nonstop flights at competitive prices. We hope that this leads to even more service resumptions and additions!
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