Tag Archives: Southwest Airlines

Southwest shifts Aruba service from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday a shift of its daily Orlando-Aruba nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale. The airline flies daily five times from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, which will allow passengers from Central Florida to continue onward to Aruba via a connection. Southwest is the third carrier on the Fort Lauderdale-Aruba route joining JetBlue Airways and […]

Southwest begins service to four international cities from Fort Lauderdale today

Southwest Airlines begins service today from its new International Concourse A in Fort Lauderdale to four cities – Belize City, Cancun, Grand Cayman and Montego Bay. The five gate international concourse was previewed on Thursday by The Miami Herald.  Each route will be served daily initially with Cancun moving to three times a day beginning […]

Southwest Airlines Fort Lauderdale Gateway taking shape

We’ve spent a lot of ink here speculating about what sort of success Southwest Airlines might have with its late entry into the international market from south Florida. With established players American Airlines (from Miami) as well as JetBlue and ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) dominating origin and destination traffic […]

Southwest Airlines dipping toe into saturated south Florida – Costa Rica market (UPDATED)

Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to San Jose Costa Rica on November 5, 2017. Southwest will become the third airline to serve San Jose nonstop from Fort Lauderdale (along with JetBlue and Spirit) and the fourth from south Florida (American flies from Miami). Southwest will also begin Fort Lauderdale-Punta Cana service […]

Southwest applies for service to Turks and Caicos (from Fort Lauderdale)

Southwest Airlines this week has filed an application with the DOT to serve the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory with nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to Providenciales beginning in November. If approved Southwest would become the third airline serving the islands from Florida joining American’s service from Miami and JetBlue’s from Fort […]

Analysis: Is Southwest too little, too late to the international party from Fort Lauderdale?

A three-way battle for international traffic is brewing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) . The one time sleepy FLL has long had a congestion problem as it emerged from a sleepy backwater spoke airport in 1990’s to a major air traffic hub that is among the 50 busiest airports in the world in the 2010’s […]

Southwest Airlines opens Fort Lauderdale international gateway and restores service (no joke) on Orlando-Fort Lauderdale route

With renovations to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal One and Concourse A nearing completion, Southwest Airlines loaded into its summer schedule on Thursday several new international destinations from the airport. The carrier also announced restoration of its dormant Orlando-Fort Lauderdale service and exciting new routes out of Tampa/St Pete, Panama City and Pensacola. Southwest will […]

Southwest likely to announce major Fort Lauderdale international expansion targeting jetBlue soon

Southwest Airlines appears likely to announce a major Fort Lauderdale expansion in the near future. In 2014, Southwest was the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried but the completed 2015 American Airlines-US Airways merger (which created the world’s largest airline) and new labor agreements that will push up costs in addition to […]

Scheduled flights to Havana from Florida begin next week

We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about air service to Cuba as part of the remarkable diplomatic breakthrough the Obama Administration made with Florida’s southern nation. The first scheduled flight (Jetblue flight 387) from the United States to Cuba in 54 years departed Fort Lauderdale and landed in Santa Cruz on August 31. […]

Initial Cuba-Florida flights awarded by US Government (UPDATED)

The US has approved flights from secondary cities in Cuba to six airlines beginning potentially as early as this fall reports Reuters and the AP. The awards included flights from Miami on American as well as from Fort Lauderdale on JetBlue, Southwest and Silver. “For avid travelers – that means 155 weekly trips,” Transportation Secretary […]