Southwest Airlines Launching Service to Cuba from $59 Each Way


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Southwest Airlines announced they would be launching new non-stop service from a couple Florida cities (including Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa) to Cuba starting on November 13, 2016, and to celebrate, they’re launching introductory fares of $59 each-way.

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Per Southwest Airlines,

Southwest Airlines Co. announced its flight schedule of new nonstop service between Florida and Cuba, bringing Southwest’s legendary low fares to a ninth country and a historic 100th destination. Service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Varadero, Cuba (VRA) is scheduled to begin Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, and Havana (HAV) service is scheduled to commence Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, from both FLL and Tampa International Airport (TPA), subject to requisite approvals of the Cuban government.  Service details for Santa Clara, Cuba (SNU) are intended to be released in the coming weeks.

In celebration of the new service, Southwest is offering a special fare of $59 one-way*on nonstop flights to and from Cuba(14-day advance purchase required, today through Nov. 20, 2016, 11:59 p.m. in the time zone of the originating city) for travel Nov. 13, 2016, through April 24, 2017). Please see below for valid travel days and complete terms & conditions. Check Southwest.com/Cuba for requirements regarding travel to Cubaand date-specific flight schedules for daily nonstop and other published connecting service.

Bottom Line:

I’m thrilled to hear about Southwest’s launch into Cuba as well as the introductory fares of $59. I also suspect, we will except to see more routes added in the future, possibly from Baltimore and Atlanta.

Feel free to share your thoughts below about this latest expansion from Southwest.

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