Southwest Airlines will be filing an application with the US Department of Transportation to offer new daily flights to Cancun, the company announced.
The daily flights will operate year-round between Los Angeles and Cancun.
“We’re ready to go and if we get the authority by the end of June, we’ll immediately begin selling the flights and operate them commencing in November,” Kelly said at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held this week in Chicago. “The Southwest Effect is taking hold in international markets where we already serve, and we expect these popular leisure markets will resonate with our loyal California Customers.”
Southwest is also planning to add daily flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.
Southwest has been rapidly expanding its service to the Caribbean region in the last year.
“We carry more people both to-and-from California every day — as well within the Golden State — than anyone else with a value that no one else can even approach,” said Andrew Watterson, Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Network and Revenue.