Southwest Airlines has continued its Caribbean expansion with a new nonstop route to Belize.
The company has launched the first-ever nonstop service between Denver, Colo. and Belize, with the inaugural flight over the weekend.
The service will operate weekly on Saturdays through June 4, when it will launch Saturday and Sunday service through Aug. 14.
It’s the latest boost in airlift for Belize, which is one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the Caribbean by stayover passenger traffic. (Last year, Belize saw 13 percent growth in arrivals, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.)
In the last two years, the destination has seen new routes from several carriers like WestJet and American Airlines.
Southwest is also launching Fort Lauderdale-Belize service on June 4.