Southwest Airlines said its partnership with Mexican carrier Volaris, announced two years ago, will take effect Dec. 1.
Starting Nov. 12, Southwest customers can book service from 20 Southwest cities to five Volaris destinations in Mexico (Cancun, Guadalajara, Morelia, Toluca/Mexico City and Zacatecas). Volaris has three U.S. gateways, all in California: Los Angeles, San Jose and Oakland.
The booking solution is a "one-of a-kind connecting product," said Bob Jordan, Southwest's executive vice president of strategy and planning.
When customers make reservations, Southwest said two separate transactions will be made -- one with Southwest's reservations system and one with Volaris'. The new technology will connect the two transactions and provide customers with one fare.
Customers will be required to check in with each carrier, but baggage will be transferred by the airlines and delivered to the final destination, Southwest said.
Learn more about Volaris' service, policies and procedures at www.southwest.com/mexico.