Spirit Airlines is beefing up its presence in Latin America by adding 2 new cities in Colombia and a new flight to El Salvador. Starting this spring, look for new nonstop flights from Ft. Lauderdale to both Barranquilla and Bucaramanga; and from Baltimore to San Salvador. Intro fares are available from $212 roundtrip and you can find connecting flight options from several other U.S. cities.

Save even more when applying a promo code on Spirit Airlines! Fares fell as low as $199 roundtrip and the first weekend after this new flight was announced and we saw some big discounts on several of the connecting flights to these new destinations in Colombia. Many routes fell below $300 roundtrip or in the low $300 range after the discount was applied for specific travel dates.

New Flights to Colombia and El Salvador on Spirit Airlines

Starting April 22, 2020, Spirit will begin flying nonstop from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Bucaramanga (BGA) three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The following day, April 23, 2020, new nonstop flights from Ft. Lauderdale to Barranquilla (BAQ) will operate 3 times per week on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Starting May 21, 2020, Spirit will fly daily nonstop service from Baltimore (BWI) to San Salvador (SAL).

Currently, there isn't any direct competition on the routes from Ft. Lauderdale, but we will likely see lower fares to Barranquilla on American and Avianca from nearby Miami Airport (MIA). Spirit will be the only airline flying nonstop between the U.S. and Bucaramanga. In Baltimore, Frontier will compete directly with its recently announced new nonstop service to San Salvador. Both Avianca and Volaris will also compete from nearby Washington-Dulles Airport (IAD).

New routes often spur fare wars so we'll be keeping an eye on these new routes to Latin America. To find out about promo code sales and price drops on all airlines, make sure to sign up for FREE airfare alerts.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: Late April and May.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Vary by route.
  • Blackout Dates: None listed.

Sale Period

These intro fares are not advertised with an expiration date and fares may jump in price at any time. Also, make sure to check for any current promo code deals that may discount the price even further.


Related: What You Should Know Before Flying Spirit Airlines


New Flights to Colombia and El Salvador on Spirit Airlines

Since flights to Colombia depart in the morning from Ft. Lauderdale, it may be necessary to depart from some Western U.S. cities on a red-eye flight to FLL the night before in order to make the connection to Colombia.

Check to see if you can receive a discount by using a promo code sale on Spirit Airlines. The promo code we used to find the prices below was for 40% off and it expired on January 12, 2020, at 11:59 pm ET. You may find similar prices with one of Spirit's weekly promo code deals.

Ft. Lauderdale to Bucaramanga $212 roundtrip, nonstop - $205 w/promo code

New Orleans to Bucaramanga $212 roundtrip - $205 w/promo code

Ft. Lauderdale to Barranquilla $222 roundtrip, nonstop - $199 w/promo code

Philadelphia to Barranquilla $222 roundtrip - $199 w/promo code

New Orleans to Barranquilla $222 roundtrip - $211 w/promo code

Philadelphia to Bucaramanga $280 roundtrip - $261 w/promo code

Orlando to Bucaramanga $288 roundtrip - $281 w/promo code

Orlando to Barranquilla $298 roundtrip - $275 w/promo code

Myrtle Beach to Barranquilla $298 roundtrip - $287 w/promo code

Dallas to Bucaramanga $308 roundtrip - $293 w/promo code

Baltimore to Bucaramanga $318 roundtrip - $299 w/promo code

Chicago to Bucaramanga $318 roundtrip - $299 w/promo code

Atlantic City to Barranquilla $328 roundtrip - $299 w/promo code

Atlanta to Barranquilla $330 roundtrip - $246 w/promo code

Pittsburgh to Barranquilla $338 roundtrip - $299 w/promo code

Denver to Barranquilla $338 roundtrip - $310 w/promo code

Aguadilla to Bucaramanga $346 roundtrip - $298 w/promo code

Detroit to Barranquilla $353 roundtrip - $323 w/promo code

New York to Bucaramanga $358 roundtrip - $323 w/promo code

Columbus to Barranquilla $368 roundtrip - $317 w/promo code

Newark to Barranquilla $374 roundtrip - $320 w/promo code

Los Angeles to Bucaramanga $428 roundtrip - $305 w/promo code

Las Vegas to Barranquilla $438 roundtrip - $350 w/promo code

Baltimore to San Salvador $516 roundtrip, nonstop - Frontier currently has much lower fares for $244 roundtrip

This is just a sample of fares. Connecting flights from U.S. cities will be similar to both Bucaramanga and Barranquilla and you'll find cheaper connecting flights to El Salvador for winter travel.

Baggage

Spirit's Bare Fares only include one small personal item (small backpack, large purse, briefcase, etc.) that will fit underneath your seat. Checked baggage (up to 40 lbs.) starts at $30-$37 each way when purchased during the initial booking. Larger carry-on bag fees start at $37-$42 each way.

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these prices. You may pay a fee to choose a specific seat.


Related: How to Avoid Paying Airline Seat Fees


Alternate Fares

Spirit sells a Thrills Combo package, which includes one 50 lb. checked bag (10 lbs. extra), one standard carry-on bag, seat selection, priority boarding, no change fees, and double miles. It would cost you more to purchase all of these items separately, but odds are if you’re flying Spirit you don’t need all those extras.

Example Booking

Searching on Spirit's site, I found a flight departing Ft. Lauderdale FLL on Wednesday, April 29, returning from Bucaramanga BGA on Wednesday, May 5, for $212 roundtrip.

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