Spirit Airlines Resumes South-Florida To Managua, Nicaragua Flights

Spirit Airlines announced today that it would be resuming its Managua (MGA) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service this winter. Once resumed, this will be the only flight on this route.

Spirit says that its return to the market will play a pivotal role in offering both convenience and affordability for family and friends to reconnect with one another and that the service would provide opportunities to explore Nicaragua’s historic sites, vibrant culture, and natural beauty.

Camilo Martelo, Spirit’s Director of International Stations, said:

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“We arere eager to welcome back our Nicaraguan guests and excited to make travel to and from Managua accessible for families, friends, and visitors again. We have a 15-year history serving Nicaragua and are proud to give South Florida and Managua back the affordable fares and signature service they have come to know when traveling between our countries.”

The service will start on Wednesday 30th November and run as follows:

  • Flight NK435 takes off at 23:45 from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and lands in Managua’s Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport (MGA) at 01:23 the next morning.
  • Flight NK 434 takes off from MGA at 02:30 to arrive back in FLL at 06:00 local time.

The route starts on 30th November. Photo: Getty Images

All seven weekly flights have been loaded into Spirit’s booking engine under these times. They will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A321 aircraft.

Thanks to the service resumption, Spirit will now also be linking Managua to 26 cities via Fort Lauderdale too.

  • Aguadilla (BQN)
  • Cleveland (CLE)
  • Louisville (SDF)
  • San Juan (SJU)
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Myrtle Beach (MYR)
  • St Thomas (STT)
  • Atlantic City (ACY)
  • Detroit (DTW)
  • Nashville (BNA)
  • St. Louis (STL)
  • Baltimore (BWI)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Tampa (TPA)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Indianapolis (IND)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Latrobe (LBE)
  • Richmond (RIC)

The resumption of Managua service increases the number of Spirit’s international services across Latin America and the Caribbean to 29. These also include neighboring Central American destinations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Panama.

The airline has rolled out WiFi across its A321 fleet. Photo: Getty Images

Good results this summer

Recently, Spirit set a record for its highest-ever completion factor, with 99.2% achieved in July this year, outperforming all major legacy carriers. In June and July, the airline operated more than 44,000 domestic and international flights. 25 days with a 100% completion factor, setting a new record for the company.

Revealing the company’s second-quarter results, Ted Christie, Spirit’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said:

“Top line revenue growth in the second quarter of 2022 exceeded our expectations, driving a better-than-expected adjusted pre-tax margin despite much higher than anticipated fuel prices. On the operations side, following a rough start to the quarter, we implemented key operational changes and quickly saw meaningful improvements in our operational reliability and recoverability.”

As of last month, the airline offers in-flight WiFi across its A320 and A321 fleet.

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