Southwest Airlines Continues Caribbean Expansion


By the Caribbean Journal staff

Fresh off new flight launches from Fort Lauderdale to both Punta Cana and Providenciales, fast-expanding Southwest Airlines has announced even more new routes and expanded services to the Caribbean.

Southwest Airlines is adding a new nonstop flight service between Houston and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands next summer, a flight that will operate weekly on Saturdays.

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The Westin Grand Cayman.

The carrier is also adding new service from both Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham to Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.

Those flights will operate on Saturdays beginning June 9, 2018; next summer will be Southwest’s largest-ever flight schedule to Cancun, with nonstop service from 16 gateway airports in the United States.

Old San Juan.

Additionally, Southwest is increasing its summer flight service to Puerto Rico in 2018 with daily flights between Chicago-Midway and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

That’s along with augmented daily seasonal service between Houston Hobby and San Juan, with a second flight on Saturdays and Sundays, also beginning June 9, 2018.

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An artists’ village in Nassau.

Beginning June 10, Southwest is adding new nonstop flights between Baltimore/Washington and Nassau, Bahamas, complementing the carrier’s existing Saturday service and its daily service from Fort Lauderdale to Nassau.


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