Southwest Airlines service to Varadero and Santa Clara to end Labor Day 2017

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) will concentrate its future service to Cuba in Havana (HAV) and will cease operations in both Varadero (VRA) and Santa Clara (SNU) at the end of day on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, the company said.

Southwest® currently serves Havana twice daily nonstop from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and once daily nonstop from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and has applied with the US Department of Transportation for a third daily roundtrip between Ft. Lauderdale and Havana.

The carrier is reaching out to Customers who held reservations for travel involving Varadero and Santa Clara on Sept. 5 and beyond to offer refunds of purchased tickets in those markets.

In its 47th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and nine additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.