Posted on: 15 September 2014 by Mark Howells
From 7 March 2015, Southwest Airlines will operate its first service to Central America with a daily roundtrip between Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) and Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Costa Rica will be the first new destination following Southwest’s integration of AirTran Airways, which is due to be completed at the end of this year. Tickets for the route will become available once the airline has received the necessary approval from the US Department of Transport (DOT).
The integration of AirTran has recently seen the launch of other near-international flights by Southwest to the Dominican Republic, Aruba, Jamaica and Cancun, amongst others.
Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest, commented, “We're ready to add the adventure and beauty of Costa Rica to a growing horizon of international possibility available to the more than 100 million customers who fly with us each year.”