Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to extend the carrier’s low fare reach into México markets with new international service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Southwest is proposing new service to México: twice-daily flights to Cancún and San José del Cabo/Los Cabos, and once daily service to Puerto Vallarta to begin on November 6, 2016, contingent upon route authority approval by the end of this month. Shortly following approval, the carrier intends to offer the flights for sale on Southwest.com.
The application requests extra-bilateral authority from the DOT to allow the carrier to sell and serve the new markets during an interim period while the governments of the United States and México take final diplomatic steps to bring the pending liberalized Aviation Agreement between the two nations into force.
Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8H4 SSWL N8671D (msn 36715) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930583.