Southwest Airlines adds new Caribbean service

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has published its initial flight schedule of nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale (Miami Area) and Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, beginning Nov. 5, 2017, subject to requisite governmental approvals, the company said.

Southwest Chairman & CEO Gary Kelly made the announcement during a news conference at Broward County´s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this morning where stakeholders had a preview of a USD 333 million revitalization and expansion of Terminal 1 that the County intends to open fully this summer.

Southwest is readying a multi-national celebration to unfold around the first flights Sunday, June 4 to Grand Cayman, Belize, Montego Bay, and Cancun.

The carrier is partnering with Lilly Pulitzer, the Palm Beach-born resort wear brand for a fun surprise for Customers on each of the inaugural flights. “As we enter the height of summer travel season, we´re all about celebrating the best days of vacation in favorite Lilly styles and we´re proud to once again team up with Southwest to start the vacation before the plane even leaves the gate,” said Michelle Kelly, CEO of Lilly Pulitzer.

In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) 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.