By Alexander Britell
Southwest Airlines has added a major new route to one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations.
Southwest has officially launched its new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Aruba, the newest addition to what has become a growing Caribbean network for the carrier.
It’s the 10th international destination Southwest now serves daily from its new international concourse in Fort Lauderdale, a, ever-expanding roster that includes flights to Turks and Caicos, Punta Cana, Grand Cayman, Belize, Montego Bay and Cancun, among others, all of which launched last summer.
Aruba has been one of the region’s fastest-growing destinations in recent years, thanks to some of the Caribbean’s best beaches (including the world-renowned Eagle Beach), a smoldering culinary scene thanks to hotspots like Screaming Eagle and Wilhelmina) and an emerging art scene focused around the frontier town of San Nicolas.
And that’s without mentioning Aruba’s lineup of all-inclusives.
Southwest also announced the launch this upcoming weekend of new service between Indianapolis and Cancun, Mexico.