Southwest’s Big Caribbean Expansion Is Starting Next Month


Southwest Airlines is readying to launch a major expansion push in the Caribbean next month.

On June 4, the airline will be launching new flights across the Caribbean, with new daily flights from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Belize and Cancun.

The Half Moon resort in Montego Bay

Also on June 4, Southwest will be launching flights from Cincinnati and Grand Cayman, with the same date also seeing the launch of a new route between Chicago Midway International Airport and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.

After JetBlue, Southwest has been the fastest-growing airline in the Caribbean, with new flights out of the aforementioned cities and hubs like Houston’s Hobby Airport.

In March, Southwest launch the first-ever nonstop flights from Denver, Colo. to Belize, after beginning daily Nassau flights out of Fort Lauderdale last year.

— Caribbean Journal Staff

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