For many years, the gateways into Honduras have been quite limited. So it has been exciting to see a new gateway into Honduras operating at good occupancy for this first season. I am referring to the new routes that American Airlines has added to Honduras from their Dallas Fort Worth hub. For as long as I can remember, American Airlines has only served Honduras from Miami. This has been true for the routes to both Toncontin International Airport (TGU) and San Pedro Sula International Airport (SAP). A couple of years ago, American Airlines started a route from Dallas Fort Worth to Roatan International Airport with great success.
Now you Can Fly from DFW to Honduras!
With the new service, American Airlines serves three Honduras Airports from Dallas Fort Worth!The new DFW to TGU and DFW is operating three times a week. The DFW to SAP routes are operating four times a week. Both open a new market for Honduras. An important part of the US travelers that visit Honduras do so from Texas. Having the Dallas Fort Worth new gateway into Honduras open is a magnificent addition. Until now the only gateway into Honduras from Texas were the routes that United and Spirit Airways have from Houston.
We hope that this new gateway into Honduras will not only make it easier to get here. One of the main problems that keep us from blossoming into a successful destination are high air fares. You can fly from Miami or New York city to Europe for less money than you can to Honduras! Flying within Central America is also very expensive. The more airlines and routes that open to Honduras will make us a more competitive market. We must have new airlines flying into Honduras. And we should seek budget airlines to fly new routes. The only budget airline flying into Honduras at the time is Spirit Airlines.
Air Europa Adds a New Frequency to their San Pedro Sula – Madrid Route!
Also, on a related note, we are happy that Air Europa has just notified that it will increase the frequency of their flight to twice a week. This means that it will be easier to get to Honduras from the old Continent! As of November 5, 2019, there will be two weekly flights between San Pedro Sula and Madrid. These will operate on Tuesday and Thursday. Currently, the flight has been mostly used by Hondurans traveling to Europe. We hope that with this second flight, the number of European travelers will increase!