A new budget airline called EasySky is poised to do battle with Spirit Airlines, the Miramar-based ultra-low-cost carrier -- at least on one of its routes.
Spirit currently operates a red-eye flight between Fort Lauderdale and San Pedro Sula, Honduras' bustling industrial center, often with advertised fares as low as $30 (before Spirit's assorted notorious fees are tacked on). But travelers trying to get from
South Florida to Roatan -- the main tourist destination, with famous reefs and beaches -- still had to contend with 1 a.m. arrival times and finding another flight (or bus/boat combination) to reach the island. If flying on major carriers like Delta or Continental, passengers have to go through Atlanta or Houston, and the total round-trip can cost around $1,000.
According to Jesus Correa, CCO of EasySky Aerolinea de Bajo Costo, his Honduras-based airline will begin a direct flight between Fort Lauderdale and the tropical resort island of Roatan, Honduras, next month.
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