Competition Among Airlines Brings Down Prices

Flying between San Pedro Sula and the United States is becoming cheaper due to an aggressive and growing market presence by Spirit Airlines.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The consolidation of San Pedro Sula as an economic and commercial center, along with tourism development on the Honduran Caribbean’s north coast, encourages strong competition among the airlines that serve that market.

Airline ticket prices to the United States have decreased significantly due to the application of price flexibility policies in concordance with changes in demand, which is taken advantage of by travelers on business and pleasure trips alike.

In the article by Wendy Mejía in Elheraldo.hn, it is reported that Minister of Tourism, Ricardo Martinez, commented: "...between Miami and San Pedro Sula, there are 17 price levels. However, offers are different in Tegucigalpa because there is little recreational tourism, while the north coast has the best tourist destinations in the country."

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