Southwest Airlines expands international, domestic flights beginning November 2017

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has released an extension of its full flight schedule through Jan. 7, 2018, bringing new service on Saturdays to Cancun from both Nashville (BNA) and St. Louis (STL) beginning Nov. 11, 2017, the airline said.

In addition, the carrier´s offering of international nonstop service operated through Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) also will grow to a total 10 destinations with new daily service to both San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ).

All nonstop service is subject to requisite governmental approvals, as is the carrier´s previously announced service expected to begin Nov 5, 2017, to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (PLS), with those fares and flight schedule to be announced soon.

Southwest has also published new flight schedules between Mexico City and Houston, which brings timing improvements beginning July 5, 2017, to the carrier´s three daily roundtrip flights currently offered between the two airports and, beginning Oct. 29, 2017, a fourth flight in each direction on the nonstop route.

Milwaukee (MKE) travelers also gain new, daily nonstop routes between Mitchell International Airport and both Cleveland (CLE) and Nashville beginning Nov. 5, 2017.

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. Its 54,000 employees serve more than 100 million customers annually.