New Gateway into Honduras!
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.[themify_hr color=”light-gray” width=”1″ border_width=”1″]
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!
August 9, 2019 @ 4:03 pm
I totally agree with you that is is great news to have additional routes (city pairs) in the case of AA, or additional frequencies in the case of Air Europa, served from important markets in the US and Europe into Honduras. I also couldn’t agree more that Honduras needs that additional competition to offer customers more options at affordable prices. Low-cost carriers such as Spirit tend to drive prices down (including legacy carriers to remain competitive) and that is good news for consumers. Even though there is still progress to be made in trying to drive airfares down to fly into Honduras, we surely have the advantage of offering visitors a relatively quick trip into Honduras to 4 international airports (the rest of Central American countries offer flights into 2 international airports at most). Honduran airports (San Pedro Sula – SAP, Roatan – RTB, La Ceiba – LCE and Tegucigalpa -TGU) are in average 2 to 3 hours away from gateway cities such as Miami, Houston, Atlanta and Dallas / Ft. Worth. That surely is a great bonus for travelers into Honduras.
August 10, 2019 @ 3:10 pm
I want to add on a related topic, that AVIANCA has re-started domestic service from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa and vice-versa. This route opens more connection possibilities for visitors into Honduras using a IATA accredited carrier currently operating in 108 destinations in 26 countries. A comprehensive partnership with Star Alliance partner United Airlines will also maximize options in their jointly combined network, which is also good news for travelers to / from Honduras.
August 10, 2019 @ 8:43 pm
Indeed Fernando, this is good news for Honduras and for travelers visiting the country. Thank you for the input!