Air Europa has begun a new direct fight from Madrid, Spain to the second largest Honduran city, San Pedro Sula, the company said.
Honduran president Juan Orlando HernÃ¡ndez announced that starting in April of 2017, through Air Europa, there will be one weekly flight from Madrid to San Pedro Sula. The airline chose to begin flights in April and run them until October, in time for Europe´s high season for tourism. These new routes are set to increase European tourism for Honduras, while also encouraging more Hondurans to travel abroad.
This new route represents a step forward for economic development for Honduras, where the government has vowed to continue investing in tourism as a part of its Economic Development Plan, Honduras 20/20. This project is said to create over 7000 jobs for Hondurans, while lowering costs for travelers.