Southwest Begins Flights to Mexico
Southwest Airlines announced the launch of new service to two destinations in Mexico. The flights were previously operated by its subsidiary, AirTran Airways, and the transfer is part of the carrier’s larger plan to consolidate all AirTran routes under the Southwest brand.
Southwest now offers daily non-stop flights from Santa Ana/Orange County to San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, and from both Baltimore and Atlanta to Cancun. The carrier also plans to launch new Saturday-only service between Milwaukee and Cancun on August 16.
In addition, Southwest will take over AirTran’s daily service between Orange County/Santa Ana and Mexico City on November 2.
Southwest’s new flights to Mexico mark the carrier’s first service to the country. The airline began its first international service on July 1, when it took over AirTran routes to Aruba, the Bahamas, and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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