Flights within Central America costs much more than those to big US cities
The distance may be much less, but flights within Central America cost much more than those from the region to the United States.
A return ticket to Guatemala City from New York, taxes included, costs $382. Meanwhile, a return flight to Managua costs $401.
Passengers are charged 8 US cents a mile to travel to New York, while the flight to Managua costs 60 cents a mile, almost eight times as much.
Original source (in Spanish): El Periódico