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.


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