Posted on: 22 August 2016 by Mark Howells
From 4 December 2016, Southwest Airlines will begin international service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and three Mexican destinations: Cancun (CUN), San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos (SJD), and Puerto Vallarta (PVR).
The services from LAX to both CUN and SJD will take place twice daily, while the LAX–PVR flights will operate once daily.
“Southwest's approval from the US Department of Transportation to operate these new routes made history as the first authorities granted in a new agreement between the US and Mexico to allow more service between the countries,” averred Paul Cullen, VP and executive sponsor of Los Angeles for Southwest Airlines. “We are able to do what we have done for decades in California and in cities across the country: enter a non-stop market, bring low fares with unmatched value, and connect people in a more affordable way with places that are important in their lives.”
In July 2016, Southwest received approval from the DoT to fly between Oakland International Airport and both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Subject to Mexican governmental approval, the new service is set to begin on 12 February 2017.