Southwest Airlines will be returning to the Mexico tourism destinations of Cabo and Cancun as of June 7th.
Southwest is slowly making a return to international travel. The airline is one of the first to make the shift back to international operations since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted most flights outside of the United States.
In a press release on Southwest’s website, the carrier announced its services to Cancun, Mexico (from Houston, Denver, and Baltimore/Washington); San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico (from Houston and Denver) are set to return on June 7.
The airline planned on staggering the services starting on May 21 but decided to push them all back to June.
A little further down the road, Southwest plans to resume services at Phoenix International on October 8 to San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. For now, all other international destinations remain suspended until October 30.
With the anouncements of popular Mexico tourist destinations reopening and airlines relaunching flights, travelers have been optimistic.
Without any offical statements from state or federal officals, all the excitement could come crashing down if lockdown measures are extended.