That was fast! Fort Lauderdale strikes back with Southwest resuming multiple international routes from the airport

Days after Broward-County-based Spirit Airlines, Fort Lauderdale’s market leader announced thirty new destinations from rival Miami International Airport, Southwest has quietly loaded five international routes into its reservation system from Fort Lauderdale.

The newly loaded routes are from Fort Lauderdale to Cancun, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Nassau and the Turks & Caicos islands. The services resume this coming winter.

While all five routes are technically resumptions, they haven’t been flown since before Covid. Taking in mind, Southwest’s rapid buildup in Miami a prevailing assumption among airline analysts was that any resumption’s of international service from South Florida would be from Miami. Obviously not.

It should be noted all five of these routes are heavy leisure/ tourist destinations and not your classic visiting family and relatives ones (VFR) that tend to dominate international travel from southern Florida.


  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Havana flights are being moved to Miami when they resume.


  2. […] On Thursday morning, Southwest Airlines loaded five resumptions of international destinations from Fort Lauderdale beginning roughly around the same time as Spirit’s foray into Miami this Fall. The assumption […]


  3. When will the Havana / Cuba. Flts. be restored?


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