Southwest Airlines Expands to Central America

Over the weekend, Southwest Airlines inaugurated its first-ever flight to Central America.

Southwest: New Central America Flights

Baltimore-Costa Rica: The new route adds service between Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) and San Jose, Costa Rica on a once-a-day basis, and represents a couple of firsts for Southwest: Not only is this Southwest’s initial foray into Central America, it’s the airline’s first international route outside the Caribbean and Mexico and the first destination that hadn’t been previously served by merger partner AirTran (which flew its last flight in December).

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Southwest: New Caribbean Route

Houston-Aruba: Also on March 7, Southwest began once-a-week seasonal-service between Houston’s Hobby airport and the popular Caribbean island of Aruba with flights continuing through Aug. 8. This is the airline’s longest non-stop scheduled flight (2,000+ miles) from Houston).


Updated: March 9, 2015