Southwest announced this week that it will launch new nonstop service to Mexico. Previously, only AirTran flew to Mexico, so this will be a first for Southwest to head South of the border.
The cities in Mexico that Southwest is adding are: Cancun, Mexico and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico
Beginning Aug. 10, 2014, Southwest Airlines will operate daily, nonstop flights between:
- Cancun, Mexico, and Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, and (Saturdays only) Milwaukee
- San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico, and Santa Ana/Orange County
- Nassau, Bahamas, and (Saturdays only) Atlanta
Beginning in October 2014, Southwest Airlines will offer nonstop service between Denver and:
- Cancun, with daily roundtrip flights beginning Oct. 7, 2014; and
- San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, with Saturday-only service beginning Oct. 11, 2014
Earlier this year, Southwest announced that their first international destinations would be Aruba, The Bahamas, and Jamaica.
Beginning July 1, 2014, Southwest Airlines will operate daily, nonstop flights between:
- Atlanta and Aruba, and Montego Bay
- Baltimore/Washington and Aruba, Nassau, and (twice daily) Montego Bay
- Orlando and (Saturday only) Aruba, and Montego Bay
These are just the first of many international destinations that Southwest plans to serve, so it will be interesting to see where else they plan to add service in the future.