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The Palms resort in Turks and Caicos.
Flights

Southwest Airlines Is Starting New Flights to Turks and Caicos, Cayman and The Bahamas 

By: Alexander Britell - May 5, 2024

Orlando has become an increasingly important source market for Caribbean travel in recent years, with carriers like Spirit and JetBlue adding new routes to the region to destinations like Cancun, Punta Cana and Puerto Rico. 

Now, another carrier has is ramping up its Orlando service, with Southwest Airlines set to kick off a major Caribbean expansion from the city. 

On June 4, Southwest is launching new routes from Orlando to cities including Cancun; Grand Cayman, Nassau, The Bahamas; Turks and Caicos; Punta Cana and even San Jose in Costa Rica. 

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The pool area at Vida, Grand Cayman’s newest resort.

So what about the flight schedules? 

Flights from Orlando to Grand Cayman, Nassau, Cancun, Turks and Caicos and Punta Cana flights are all operating every day, meaning a big daily nonstop boost to the broader Caribbean. 

Southwest Airlines is already operating a pair of nonstop flights between Orlando and the Caribbean, with service to Montego Bay, Jamaica’s biggest travel hotspot, and the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. 

It’s not yet clear if these routes will be operating year-round. Southwest says they will at least run through August 2024. 

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The British Colonial Nassau.

So how much will the flights cost? 

Right now, Southwest has special “Wanna Get Away” fares that are considerably lower. 

For example, an Orlando-Grand Cayman roundtrip on one of the new routes starts as low as $454 round trip. 

A roundtrip from Orlando to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is as low as $463.30, according to Southwest’s site. 

For more, visit Southwest Airlines

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