Spirit Airlines Keeps Up Cancun Expansion in New Orleans

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Spirit Airlines is turning 2020 into the Year of Cancun.

The low-cost carrier announced plans to add yet another new route to the ultra-popular destination on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, this time with service from New Orleans.

It’s part of a wider Caribbean expansion out of the Louisiana city, with a pair of new routes set to launch later this spring. 

That will include new flights from New Orleans to both Cancun, Mexico and San Pedro Sula near the Caribbean coast of Honduras. 

The new Cancun flights will launch June 10, with the new flights to San Pedro Sula launching June 11. 

The Honduras flights will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with the company’s new Cancun flights running four times each week, with service on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 

The latter is part of a much broader growth by Spirit to the popular Cancun market, one that included newly-launched routes to Cancun out of five other U.S. cities.

“We are very proud to announce our direct flights from New Orleans to two international destinations,” said Ted Christie, president and CEO of Spirit Airlines. “These new routes are part of our commitment to invest in our passengers. Whether traveling to Cancun for pleasure or to San Pedro Sula to see family and friends, we will continue to connect our passengers with the communities and destinations they are looking for the most.”

Spirit is the third-largest airline operating at New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong International Airport. 

— CJ


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