DALLAS, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today published an extension of its full flight schedule through Jan. 7, 2018, bringing new service on Saturdays to Cancun from both Nashville (BNA) and St. Louis (STL) beginning Nov. 11, 2017. In addition, the carrier’s offering of international nonstop service operated through Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) also will grow to a total 10 destinations with new daily service between both San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) and Southwest’s South Florida gateway. All nonstop service is subject to requisite governmental approvals, as is the carrier’s previously announced service expected to begin Nov 5, 2017, to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (PLS), with those fares and flight schedule to be announced soon.

Beginning November 2017 fly nonstop daily from Ft. Lauderdale to

San Jose, Costa Rica

for as low as

$89 one-way, and

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

for as low as

$129 one-way.

Beginning Nov. 11, 2017, fly nonstop on Saturdays to Cancun from


for as low as

$149 one-way, and

St. Louis

for as low as

$149 one-way.

(These fares are offered at Southwest.com in celebration of these new nonstop routes for purchase today through 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2017, in the time zone of the departing U.S. gateway, for travel from the first date of nonstop service through Jan. 7, 2018. Certain blackout dates and other terms and conditions apply and are fully disclosed below.)

Business and civic leaders gathered at Nashville International Airport today to celebrate the addition of nonstop international service. «Our position as hometown carrier both here in Nashville and in St. Louis with more than a 100 flights a day this summer from both airports makes this weekly shortcut to Cancun a natural addition for our loyal Customers to hit another popular beach destination,» said Dave Harvey, who oversees International Planning as Southwest Airlines’ Managing Director of Business Development. «At the same time, we’re adding daily service in our established gateway in Fort Lauderdale as part of a larger effort to bring meaningful international service to Customers coast-to-coast who have made us America’s largest carrier.» 1

Southwest today also published new flight schedules between Mexico City and Houston, which brings timing improvements beginning July 5, 2017, to the carrier’s three daily roundtrip flights currently offered between the two airports and, beginning Oct. 29, 2017, a fourth flight in each direction on the nonstop route.

Milwaukee (MKE) travelers also gain new, daily nonstop routes between Mitchell International Airport and both Cleveland (CLE) and Nashville beginning Nov. 5, 2017, with fares as low as $49 one-way.

(These fares are offered at Southwest.com today through 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2017, in the time zone of the departing city, for travel Sundays through Thursdays Nov. 5, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018, with certain blackout dates and other terms & conditions fully disclosed below.)

The carrier’s full schedule of service through Jan. 7, 2018, includes the return of many popular winter-season routes and is available now for booking at Southwest.com.

1 Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent data, Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier as measured by the number of originating domestic passengers boarded.

Terms & Conditions for listed fares

All international service is offered contingent upon requisite governmental approvals.   Purchased from May 18-22, 2017, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating U.S. gateway. Domestic travel is valid Nov. 5, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018, excluding Fridays and Saturdays.  International travel is valid Nov. 6, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018 for new daily routes from Ft. Lauderdale (both to San Jose, Costa Rica, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic), and is valid beginning Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018 for nonstop weekly service from both Nashville and St. Louis, which operates only on Saturdays, to Cancun. Domestic travel is blacked out Nov. 18-27, Dec. 21-23 & Dec. 28, 2017 through Jan. 1, 2018. Sale fares to international destinations are blacked out Nov. 18, Dec. 16 & Dec. 21-27, 2017; sale fares from international destinations are blacked out Nov. 25-26 & Dec. 29, 2017 through Jan. 03, 2018. Fares are valid only on nonstop service. Displayed prices include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees. Rapid Rewards® Points bookings do not include taxes, fees, and other government/airport charges of at least $5.60 per one-way flight. Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won’t be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Travel is available on one-way Wanna Get Away® fares. Fares may be combined with other Southwest Airlines combinable fares yet if combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare’s rules apply. Sale fares may be available on other days of week, but that’s not guaranteed. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines®, as long as reservations are canceled at least ten minutes prior to scheduled departure. Failure to cancel prior to departure will result in forfeiture of remaining funds in the reservation. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel may require an upgrade to the Anytime fare depending on Tier status. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies only to published, scheduled service.

About Southwest Airlines Co.

In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 54,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually.  Southwest proudly operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season. Service to both Grand Cayman and Cincinnati begins June 4, 2017; and service to Turks and Caicos is expected to begin Nov. 5, 2017, subject to requisite government approvals.

Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent data, Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. The Company operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world, the majority of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi providing gate-to-gate connectivity.  That connectivity enables Customers to use their personal devices to view video on-demand movies and television shows, as well as nearly 20 channels of free, live TV compliments of our valued Partners. Southwest created Transfarency®, a philosophy which treats Customers honestly and fairly, and in which low fares actually stay low. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free®  to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some airlines may allow free checked bags on select routes or for qualified circumstances), and there are no change fees, though fare differences might apply. The airline proudly unveiled a bold new look:  Heart.  A new logo, aircraft livery, interior design featuring a new seat and Flight Attendant galley, Employee-designed uniforms, and an updated airport experience all showcase the dedication of Southwest Employees who connect Customers with what’s important in their lives.

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as «The Southwest Effect,» a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic whenever the carrier enters new markets.  With 44 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2016 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at SouthwestOneReport.com.

Book Southwest Airlines’ low fares online at Southwest.com or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.


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