Southwest Airlines connects Houston to top Mexican destinations

By Dania Vargas Austryjak

More flight options for all

The Dallas-based Southwest Airlines recently initiated operations on daily flights from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport to four top Mexican destinations: Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos; as well as nonstop flights to San Jose, Costa Rica and Belize City, Belize; connections that broaden the airline’s network into the Americas.

During a news conference and with the inaugural Southwest Flight to Cancun, Southwest's local Employees and Company Leadership celebrated the opening of anew five-gate concourse at the William P. Hobby Airport which will reconnect the airport to international destinations.

Lands End  Cabo San Lucas

Original Image: “Land's End, Cabo San Lucas” by David Schroeder, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license, via Flickr.

"It's a fitting place to firmly plant our investment to connect Houstonians and millions of Southwest Customers who will pass through this facility to what's important in their lives across a growing list of international service options.” said Gary Kelly, Chairman, President and CEO of Southwest Airlines, quoted on the airline’s official communiqué.

The opening of these nonstop flights to and from Mexico will invite people to visit each other’s country and boost tourist activity both in these Mexican destinations as well as in Houston which in fact Mayor Annise D. Parker. addressed this situation and stated, “Houston has a well-earned reputation as a great place to do business, but it also features world-class amenities and an amazing quality of life. This partnership with Southwest will help provide limitless opportunities for businesses, residents, and tourists from the Americas to experience all of that.”

The nonstop flight connecting Houston to Cancun operates on a twice daily frequency, and the nonstop flights connecting Houston to Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos flies once a day.

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