(By Southwest Airlines)
Furthering its reach, Southwest Airlines Co. has started operating new service daily from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier’s 11th country served.
In addition, Southwest initiated new service between its South Florida gateway at FLL and both San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ), giving Customers nonstop access from Fort Lauderdale to 10 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
View of the southwestern beach at Grand Turk Island.
Photo: Jersyko (https://commons.wikimedia.org)
“Three new routes bring Southwest’s needed value for Floridians hoping to hit the beach in Provo’s world-famous Grace Bay, hike up the crater at Poas volcano near Costa Rica’s capital city, or have a carefree weekend in a resort in Punta Cana,” said Steve Goldberg, Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Hospitality who also serves as the carrier’s Executive Sponsor of Florida.
“With convenient connections for Orlando, Tampa, and dozens of cities across our domestic network, these international destinations are now reachable on Southwest where there are no change fees and bags fly free,” he added.
In a partnership with Broward County, Southwest continues work to transform and expand Terminal 1 at FLL into a vastly improved facility with additional gates, security screening, concessions, and border processing capacity.
Southwest launched additional international service from FLL in June 2017.
Southwest recently extended its bookable flight schedule through early August 2018 bringing new, international service on Saturdays next summer betweenHouston and Grand Cayman.
In addition, service between Cancun and both Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham will operate nonstop on Saturdays beginning June 9, 2018, subject to governmental approvals. (Full Story Here)