Yeah I definetly think that there are some confusions on all seats being
sold out..When I came down on Sunday there were only 63 passengers on
and that flight was for both San Pedro and Tegucigalpa. I also had a
member come down on Sol on Tuesday and there were only 10 passengers on
board. On our reservation system there are still many seats available..so
I'm not sure what is going on? But anyway the main thing is to support
everyway we can.
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> As far as the flights being sold out as of today (Thursday) there are
> many seats available on ALL flights. If we all make an effort to support
> them right now I think they will be around for a long time..Remember
> only lowering their prices because of competition!! If we don't support
> TACA will go sky high once again with their airfares!! The 2x1 deal that
> has you have to buy it by the end of this month but you have until Dec10
> use it, and they don't charge any penalties for date changes but the
> passengers must fly together.
> Kristin Replies:
> I am glad to hear there are still seats available and I strongly agree
> people should make every effort to support the new airline. I am
> the AP news release that I referred to earlier. It sounds like there is
> going to be some confusion on availability of seats.
> Second Honduran Airline Takes Off
> Fri Jul 12, 5:41 PM ET
> TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Sol Air, the second-ever Honduras-based
> airline, began operations Friday, offering daily flights from a pair of
> Honduran cities to the United States.
> With a fleet of four Boeing 737s and Super 7s, Sol Air will offer daily
> flights from the capital, Tegucigalpa, and from the northern city of San
> Pedro Sula to Miami, Florida. The airline plans to expand its schedule
> include flights to the capitals of El Salvador ( news - web sites) and
> Nicaragua in coming weeks.
> "We are a business founded on Honduran investment that looks to offer
> options, fair prices and optimum service," Ricardo Martinez, Sol Air's
> president, said at a news conference.
> The airline offers fares to Miami starting at $199, down from the $450
> Hondurans have become accustom to paying, Martinez said.
> U.S. giants American Airlines and Continental Airlines, as well as El
> Salvador-based air-consortium Grupo Taca also offer daily flights from
> Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula to a variety of U.S. and Latin American
> Martinez said all seats on all Air Sol flights are already sold out
> The only other Honduras airline, SAHSA, went out of business in 1994,
> 51 years of operating its worldwide hub out of Tegucigalpa.
> SAHSA, founded by U.S. businessman Newton Shelton, was the first airline
> challenge a Central American monopoly once held by U.S. carrier Pan Am,
> the company never recovered from a devastating 1989 crash.
> A SAHSA Boeing 727 that left Tegucigalpa bound for Houston, Texas,
> into a hill 10 miles from the airport. The company was forced to cover
> nearly half of the $400 million in damages awarded to family members of
> crash victims who filed a class action suit in the early 1990s.