Southwest Launches New Flights to Cancun in 2018 Schedule

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Southwest Airlines has released its flight schedule for the summer of 2018.The published schedule goes through August 6, 2018, and includes new options in California and San Antonio, more international service like new gateways to Cancun, and domestic service adjustments. Here is everything travelers need to know about the new schedule.


Beginning July 15, 2018, the carrier will offer daily nonstop service between:

  • Oakland and Indianapolis.
  • Oakland and Minneapolis.
  • Oakland and Orlando.

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San Antonio

For the first time, beginning on July 8, 2018, the carrier will offer nonstop service daily between:

  • San Antonio and Oakland.
  • San Antonio and Ft. Lauderdale.

Also from San Antonio, Southwest will resume its seasonal daily service to and from Cancun on June 7, 2018.

Service Adjustments in Michigan

Effective June 6, 2018, Southwest will no longer operate in Flint, Mich., though the carrier will still have destinations available from Detroit and Grand Rapids.

Increase in International Service

Southwest announced it is adding seasonal weekly service on Saturdays beginning June 9, 2018, between Houston and one of the carriers’ newest destinations, Grand Cayman. On Saturdays in June, Southwest will offer 18 flights between Houston and 10 international destinations.

The airline is also adding two new international gateways to Cancun because of growing demand for nonstop routes to the destination. Beginning Saturday, June 9, 2018, the carrier will offer seasonal service on Saturdays between:

  • Pittsburgh and Cancun.
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Cancun.

In June, Southwest will offer 27 departures to and from Cancun on Saturdays to 16 cities across the United States.

Beginning Sunday, June 10, 2018, Southwest will add service between Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Nassau, The Bahamas, building on its Saturday service and daily service between Ft. Lauderdale and Nassau.

New and Resuming Seasonal Service

On June 7, 2018, Southwest will resume daily service in these seasonal markets:

  • Denver and Charleston, S.C.
  • Chicago and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Omaha and Orlando.

On June 9, 2018, the carrier will offer new seasonal service on Saturdays between:

  • Boise and Dallas.
  • Denver and Panama City, Fla.
  • Tulsa and Orlando.

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