Southwest Airlines Resuming More Caribbean Flights

punta southwestA beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Southwest is returning several seasonal routes to the Caribbean, the carrier said this week. 

Southwest has announced the return of several flights for the upcoming 2020 season, it said. 

That includes nonstop flights from Atlanta to both Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic beginning April 18, 2020. 

Both of those routes will fly on weekends nonstop, according to the company. 

Southwest also be resuming seasonal flights between Oakland and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, also on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning in mid-April. 

On April 18, Southwest will be resuming weekly Saturday service between New Orleans and Cancun as well. 

Southwest has been steadily growing its footprint in the wider Caribbean region in recent years, both from the west coast and from growing hubs like Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

— CJ