Southwest Airlines Announces New Flights From Denver and Austin to Cancun Operated by AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Announce New US Gateways for Customers Traveling to Mexico
DALLAS, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today the carriers received route authority approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for AirTran to operate new international flights between Denver International Airport and Cancun International Airport and between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Cancun International Airport.* Austin is a new market for AirTran Airways, joining Denver and Cancun on AirTran's current route map. AirTran's new international flight schedule will now include the following flights:
Between Denver and Cancun:
Daily roundtrip service starting April 16, 2012, through July 7, 2012
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday service starting July 8, 2012, through Aug. 12, 2012
Saturday and Sunday service starting Aug. 13, 2012, through the end of the schedule (currently Sept. 28, 2012)
Between Austin and Cancun:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday roundtrip flights starting May 25, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2012
Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday roundtrip flights starting Sept. 1, 2012, through the end of the schedule (currently Sept. 28, 2012)
Looks like Air Tran will be entering some more Southwest Markets too..
In addition to the new international service, AirTran will operate new domestic roundtrip service between Houston Hobby and San Antonio and between Houston Hobby and Austin to support the international flying. The new service between Houston and San Antonio begins May 24, 2012, and the new service between Houston and Austin begins May 25, 2012. Both roundtrips are scheduled to operate through the end of the current flight schedule (which is Sept. 28, 2012).
www.southwest.com or www.airtran.com
Very exciting times indeed to see more international Expansion for SWA. CUN really seems to be the focus right now!
I really hope this codeshare gets implemented ASAP because otherwise as someone who lives in STL and likes to travel on SWA, this service does no good for me, as I cannot book STL-DEN/HOU-CUN, will be forced to book Air Tran STL-ATL-CUN at the moment.
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