Southwest Airlines to Launch Cuba Service From Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay

Varadero, Cuba // Photo by Joe Pike

Southwest Airlines has announced its flight schedule of new nonstop service between Florida and Cuba, bringing Southwest to its ninth country and 100th destination. 

Service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Varadero, Cuba (VRA) is scheduled to begin Sunday, November 13, and Havana (HAV) service is scheduled to commence Monday, December 12, from both Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Tampa International Airport (TPA), subject to requisite approvals of the Cuban government. 

Service details for Santa Clara, Cuba (SNU) are intended to be released in the coming weeks.


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In celebration of the new service, Southwest is offering a special fare of $59 one-way on nonstop flights to and from Cuba (14-day advance purchase required) from now through November 20, 11:59 p.m. in the time zone of the originating city) for travel from November 13 through April 24, 2017.


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