Southwest Airlines will
apply this month to fly from Los Angeles to Cancun,
Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.
That decision comes in the wake of the
finalization last month of a new aviation agreement between the U.S. and
Mexico. Under the deal, there are no limits on the number carriers that can
serve any U.S.-Mexico city pair.
The previous agreement between the two countries
limited the number of carriers to two or three from each country per route.
Southwest also will launch
four new year-round nonstop flights on Nov. 6.
In a blog post Thursday, Southwest
lead planner Bill Owen revealed that the carrier will commence daily nonstop
service between Baltimore and San Jose. The flight, he said, will complement
Southwest’s transcontinental routes from Baltimore to Oakland, Sacramento, Los
Angeles and San Diego.
Southwest also will add a daily
flight between Kansas City and San Antonio and twice-daily flights between
Washington Reagan and Providence, and between Salt Lake City and San Jose.
Those additions will be countered
by one flight cancellation this fall — service between Atlanta
and Oklahoma City.
Owen revealed the changes as
Southwest extended its published flight schedule from November to early January.