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Why is the airfare so expensive to Roatan

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Richmond, virginia
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Why is the airfare so expensive to Roatan

Can anyone please explain to me why airfare to Roatan is so darn expensive? I am looking at going to Roatan in the near future and every time I look into airfare it is always $700 or greater, on a rare occasion it is between 600-700, and this is from Washington DC! I have flown to Belize for $450 and to Costa Rica for $375. Does anyone know when the cheapest flights to the island are? I see the direct flights go through Houston. Anyone have success at getting a reasonabe price on airfare to Roatan? Gracious!

Toronto, Canada
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Can't help you with your questions but I thought I'd add some info.

From Toronto AI package to:

Fantasy Island Resort is about $1300 canadian

Anthony's Key Resort is about $1800 canadian

So it sounds real expensive from your end. We were surprised that Roatan was not more expensive than it actually is.

We are going to Curacao in March 07 for diving and snorkelling and its $1800 AI for one week.

So its comparable, depending what resort your staying at.


San Pedro Sula
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There are direct flights from Miami with Taca on Sundays i think...... maybe Delta has one.. but not sure.

Try checking the price into San Pedro Sula... and then buying a ticket r/trip from www.flyislena.com costs $161 from San Pedro Sula.

New Jersey
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There is a flight on Saturdays from Atlanta to Roatan on Delta. Just returned from Roatan on Saturday/Sunday.Continental will be having direct flights from Newark NJ to Roatan from sometime in December to sometime in March(I guess it's a trial type thing) As for the price, it is very expensive when you compare it o other places. We go to Cancun a couple times a year and the most we've ever paid for that is $400. We did just price flights to Roatan for next May and got prices around $500. So that isn't bad.

If you are a diver the price will be worth it if you can afford it. We had a fabulous time and as a bonus we got to snorkel with a whale shark while we were there. It was fabulous....soo cool.We stayed at Anthony's Key Resort.

La Ceiba, Honduras
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Luv -

I understand that Honduras charges some of the highest landing fees in Central America and that factor reflects in ticket prices. As others have indicated, there are direct flights from Atlanta via Delta, Miami via TACA and from Houston via Continental to Roatan. Prices do drop off season on all fares.

If you can find a good price to San Pedro Sula (sometimes American runs fare sales) you can save some money. The price on the local flight has gone to $192 which has to be factored in.

Good luck.

Charlie Meador, Coco Pando, La Ceiba, Honduras

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