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Southwest Announces New Service to Grand Cayman and Additional Service to Cabo San Lucas

‎01-19-2017 06:59 AM MillieT Employee
Employee
‎01-19-2017 06:59 AM

The following post is by Network Planning Senior Analyst Jon Selig.
 

 

Beach in Rum Point on Grand Cayman islandBeach in Rum Point on Grand Cayman island

It’s interesting how when we think about the future, we often connect it with the past. Recently, my children and I were talking about going to the beach soon. Being a part of Southwest Airlines means that going to “the beach” is not just a drive to whatever is nearby. It means being able to travel to the bright sunshine of so many Florida destinations, particularly the dramatic sunsets of Tampa and white sands of Pensacola, or to see the mesmerizing sunsets of California and the Pacific. I told my children about the time their great-grandmother took me to the Cayman Islands. The trip to this special place with its enchanting beaches, an exciting boat excursion to the famous Stingray City, and an invigorating walk through the botanical gardens holds memories that I still treasure today.

 

Today, we’ll pick up that conversation as I get to tell my children about Southwest’s new flights. We’ll all be able to make our own memories as we launch new daily service to Grand Cayman from Fort Lauderdale, starting June 4th. We are also excited for yesterday’s announcement regarding new service between San Diego and Cabo San Lucas starting April 25th, making SAN our 15th international gateway. In addition, there is more service from Austin this summer, including Saturday service to Pensacola

 

It’s going to be an exciting time to travel to the beach this summer with our loved ones. We can all look forward to such wonderful opportunities to make new memories with our friends and families, bridging the experiences of our past with the hopeful eyes of the future. Thanks for all of your support and for all that you do. Have a great day, everyone!

 

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3 Comments

Noticed in the announcement of LGB-DEN on June 4 that the service will be flown on Saturdays and Sundays. The fact that it will be flown on both days instead of only Saturday, is this the debut of an enhancement provided by the new reservations/scheduling system?

MillieT Employee
Employee

Hi Barkleyhendrix!  I checked with our Network Planning folks reagrding your question and found out that this scheduling has nothing to do with the new reservations system.  We were able to obtain additional weekend only slot allocations in LGB through the established processes which allow airlines to return slots for specific days and other airlines to apply to operate them.  We actually have the Saturday/Sunday DEN service effective in starting March.

New Arrival Sissyls
New Arrival

I'm so happy you are flying to the Caymans.  I only HOPE that NOW, I will be able to afford to fly there more often.