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Southwest Airlines Names Next CEO

 Southwest Airlines has announced its next chief executive officer. The company’s current CEO, Gary Kelly, has announced plans to relinquish his title as CEO in early 2022. When that happens, current Executive Vice President of Corporate Services Bob Jordan will …

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Southwest Airlines Is Adding New Puerto Rico Flights

 Southwest Airlines is adding two new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned.  In November, the carrier will be kicking off new routes from both St Louis and Buffalo-Niagara airports, with service set to begin …

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Southwest Airlines Resuming More Flights to Mexico

 Southwest Airlines is set to resume more of its flight service to Mexico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On March 11, the low-cost carrier will be resuming its daily nonstop service between Houston Hobby and the island of Cozumel on the …

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 The Mexican Caribbean has seen some of the strongest travel demand of any regional destination amid the pandemic, leading to a surge in both route resumptions and new routes.  The latter now includes another launch, with Southwest Airlines’ announcement that …

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 Southwest Airlines is planning to relaunch two daily routes to Jamaica’s tourism hub of Montego Bay early next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. The low-cost carrier will be relaunching daily flights from both Houston Hobby and Chicago Midway to Montego …

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 Southwest Airlines is relaunching more flights to Mexico in March, Caribbean Journal has learned. On March 11, 2021, the carrier will be reinstating service from Orange County-Santa Ana to both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of …

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 Southwest Airlines has kicked off its newest international route, with new service from Phoenix to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The move marks the reestablishment of the carrier’s service to Puerto Vallarta, with daily nonstop flights from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  …

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 Southwest Airlines will continue blocking middle seats through at least Nov. 30, the carrier said.  The move mirrors those by other carriers like Delta in what the company said was to support “the well-being and comfort of its customers and …

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 The Bahamas is open for tourism, and major air carriers have officially returned to the destination.  Southwest Airlines kicked off the return with the resumption of daily flights from Baltimore to Nassau on July 1.  On July 2, New York …

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 The Bahamas is officially open for tourism.  The 700-island destination reopened its borders for international tourism on July 1, part of a phased reopening that began with a reopening for boaters and private aviation on June 15.  Most crucially, incoming …

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 Some of Jamaica’s most prominent resorts reopened today as the country reopened its borders for international travel, and more hotel reopenings are on the near horizon along with steady increases in flights from the U.S. to Jamaica. Crucially, Jamaica will …

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 In a major move for the Caribbean tourism sector at large, the island of Jamaica is reopening its borders for travelers beginning June 15. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett announced the decision in a letter from the Ministry of Tourism …

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 Southwest Airlines is planning to relaunch a number of routes as the Caribbean begins opening up once again for tourism, the carrier said.  While the launches are dependent on each individual destination’s reopening plans, Southwest Airlines said it would be …

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 Southwest Airlines is making a number of major changes to its flight operations amid the new realities of travel.  The changes range from face covering policies to a spectrum of social-distancing policies, all of which reflect the way we will …

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 Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is adding more new routes to the Caribbean next year — to The Bahamas, Cozumel and Puerto Rico. The company, which has been rapidly expanding its Caribbean network over the past several years, has announced plans to …

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 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 …

 Cancun has long been the busiest airport in the wider Caribbean region, and it’s about to get even busier.  Spirit Airlines has announced plans to launch a new thrice-weekly flight from Nashville, TN to Cancun.  The new service, which will …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is set for another expansion of service to the Caribbean in 2020, according to the company. Southwest will be launching new nonstop routes to Cozumel, Mexico and Turks and Caicos next …