Southwest Airlines Launches Service to Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos

Southwest Airlines has begun operating new international service daily from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier’s 11th country served.

Southwest has also initiated new service between its South Florida gateway at FLL and both San Jose, Costa Rica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Now, the airline has nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to 10 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In a partnership with Broward County, Southwest continues to expand Terminal 1 at FLL with additional gates, security screening, concessions, and border processing capacity. Southwest launched additional international service from FLL in June 2017.


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Southwest recently extended its bookable flight schedule through early August 2018 bringing new, international service on Saturdays next summer between Houston and Grand Cayman. In addition, service between Cancun and both Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham will operate nonstop on Saturdays beginning June 9, 2018. The summer 2018 flight schedule is Southwest's largest-ever for Cancun with nonstop service from 16 gateway airports in the U.S. peaking at 27 departures to Cancun on Saturdays.

The airline also increased service in the summer of 2018 to Puerto Rico with daily flights between San Juan and Chicago Midway, which had operated only on weekends in summer 2017, and augmented daily seasonal service between San Juan and Houston Hobby, with a second flight on Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 9, 2018.

Southwest is a leading domestic air carrier that operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 100 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.

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