Southwest to Begin Baltimore-Costa Rica Service

By Karin Sun on 12 September 2014
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Southwest planes in Seattle

Southwest planes in Seattle

Southwest Airlines announced plans to launch a new route between Baltimore and San Jose, Costa Rica, on March 7 of next year.  The service is currently awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

If approved, flights will operate daily between Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose.

The addition of the new route will bring the total number of international destinations served by the airline to eight cities in six countries by next March.

Southwest first began international service earlier this year, with flights to Aruba, Nassau, Montego Bay, Cancun, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos.  In addition, the airline plans to launch service to Mexico City and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on November 2.   The new flights are part of Southwest’s integration of its subsidiary, AirTran Airways, which will be complete by December 28 of this year.  San Jose will be the first new destination added after the integration process is complete.

Southwest Airlines was founded in 1967, and currently serves a total of 93 U.S. and international destinations.  The airline launched its first service from Baltimore/Washington in 1993.

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