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Southwest Airlines Planning Big Caribbean Relaunch

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 13, 2021

Southwest Airlines is set for a big Caribbean relaunch this coming fall, Caribbean Journal has learned. 

The announcement comes as increased vaccinations and traveler confidence continue to lead to a tourism rebound in the Caribbean. 

“With demand for beach and leisure destinations continuing to increase, Southwest intends to resume service to all of its previously served international destinations by Nov. 7,” the carrier said in a statement. 

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The Shore Club, Turks and Caicos.

That will kick off Oct. 7, when Southwest relaunches daily nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to Nassau, The Bahamas; Grand Cayman and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. 

On Nov. 7, Southwest will then resume daily nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to both Cancun, Mexico and Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

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Half Moon’s Eclipse resort in Montego Bay.

On the same date, Southwest will also resume once-daily nonstop service from Houston Hobby and Belize City, Belize. 

Southwest also announced it would be launching a new nonstop route to Cancun, with daily service from Chicago O’Hare and Cancun beginning Nov. 7. 

Southwest will serve Cancun from a total of 17 airports in the United States this winter. 

— CJ

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