February 15, 2013 Spirit starting Houston-Orlando
Spirit Airlines, America’s version of Ryanair announced they were starting Houston-Orlando service effective immediately. It’s pretty rare, well non-existent really, that airlines start service as soon as they announce it because they haven’t sold any tickets. I am guess I just missed the announcement of intent to start service. Houston-Orlando is pretty much an all leisure market, you know with Walt Disney World and such, so there is a strong market for Spirit which markets to the leisure traveler.
Fight times are actually decent, IAH-MCO leaves at 0900 and MCO-IAH at 1300, so it may be worth looking at.