Spirit Airlines is relaunching nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) on June 22, 2022, after it was temporarily canceled because of the pandemic.
Once the route restarts, Fort Lauderdale will become only the third U.S. city with nonstop service to this Central American capital city.
Here are all the details you should know.
Spirit Relaunches Flights to Managua, Nicaragua
Managua might not be at the top of everyone’s bucket list, but Spirit’s carved out a niche for itself by offering those living in Nicaragua an inexpensive way to reach the U.S.
Fort Lauderdale is Spirit’s primary hub, providing ample connection opportunities to onward destinations within the U.S.
When it resumes in June, the daily, year-round flight will operate with the following redeye-inducing schedule:
- Depart Fort Lauderdale (FLL) 11:45 p.m. — Arrive Managua (MGA) 12:27 a.m. (+1)
- Depart Managua (MGA) 1:30 a.m — Arrive Fort Lauderdale (FLL) 6:11 a.m.
Spirit operates a fleet comprised exclusively of Airbus A320-family aircraft. The largest of these, the A321, is set to operate the Fort Lauderdale-Managua flights.
The jets feature 224 regular economy seats and 4 “Big Front Seats” for those wishing to travel with more space and comfort.
Hot Tip: While Spirit Airlines is an ultra-low-cost carrier, its comfortable Big Front Seats have the space you’d find on a legacy carrier with a price that’s often less than that of a regular economy fare on those same carriers. Find out all you need to know about this airline — and its unique Big Front Seat offering — in our complete guide to Spirit Airlines.
Spirit’s Strong Central American Route Network
Spirit Airlines has the most robust network of flights to Central America out of all the low-cost carriers, which is great news for anyone looking to get to the region inexpensively.
The airline will offer nonstop flights to a total of 7 Central American destinations from its Fort Lauderdale hub, though it does also offer nonstop service from other U.S. gateways such as Houston (IAH) and New Orleans (MSY) to cities across the region including Guatemala City (GUA), Panama City (PTY), San Jose (SJO) in Costa Rica, San Pedro Sula (SAP) in Honduras, San Salvador (SAL) in El Salvador, and Tegucigalpa (XPL) in Honduras.
Spirit Airlines is bringing back its nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Managua. Once this route resumes, it will be the only nonstop service the airline offers to the Central American nation and just the third nonstop route from the entire U.S. into the Nicaraguan capital.
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