Spirit Airlines will begin flying to Northeastern Mexico this summer, offering two daily non-stop flights from Monterrey International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport starting in June 2022.
"We are excited about growing our international service from Texas with new daily nonservice (sic) from Austin (AUS) and Houston (IAH) to Monterrey, Mexico. Whether traveling for leisure or to visit friends and relatives, Spirit Airlines continues to provide our guests with More Go,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning, Spirit Airlines, via a press release.
Spirit's Austin service will provide the only nonstop flight between the two cities, increasing the link between both cities as demand for connectivity between Austin and Monterrey continues to increase. In Houston, Spirit's new Monterrey service complements a robust international network that will allow affordable and nonstop flights to Nuevo Leon’s capital, adding another route to the airline’s seven international destinations and 17 domestic destinations.
"The addition of these new routes, thanks to our partnership with Spirit Airlines, will benefit our passengers with more convenient options to fly to some of our most popular destinations. We welcome Spirit to the OMA Group," said Ricardo Dueñas, Director General, OMA.
The airline also explained that it holds one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry, with 24 new planes set for delivery in 2022. Spirit also reported that its ergonomically designed seats and more usable legroom feature the best option throughout the industry for passengers. Spirit allows its passengers connectivity in the air as well, with fast onboard Wi-fi.
Spirit Airlines is not the first American airline to announce flights to Mexico this year. Jetblue announced earlier that it will connect New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Puerto Vallarta’s Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport with four weekly flights. Demand for travel between Mexico and the US continues to increase, as airlines continue to open new routes between both countries, as reported by MBN. American Airlines also reported historical growth last year in Latin America and the Caribbean, showing the attractiveness of the US-Mexico travel market, as reported by MBN.