Today, we announced new U.S. gateways for Customers traveling to Mexico—Denver and Austin! We have received route authority approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for AirTran to operate new international flights between Denver International Airport and Cancun International Airport and between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Cancun International Airport.* Austin is a new market for AirTran Airways, and we’re excited to offer new opportunities to folks in the Live Music Capital. AirTran’s new international flight schedule will now include the following flights:
Between Denver and Cancun:
Daily roundtrip service starting April 16, 2012, through July 7, 2012
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday roundtrip service starting July 8, 2012, through Aug. 12, 2012
Saturday and Sunday roundtrip service starting Aug. 13, 2012, through the end of the schedule (currently Sept. 28, 2012)
Between Austin and Cancun:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday roundtrip flights starting May 25, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2012
Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday roundtrip flights starting Sept. 1, 2012, through the end of the schedule (currently Sept. 28, 2012)
*These flights and start dates are subject to foreign government approval.
In addition to the international service, AirTran will operate new domestic roundtrip service between Houston Hobby and San Antonio and between Houston Hobby and Austin to support the international flying. The new service between Houston and San Antonio begins May 24, 2012, and the new service between Houston and Austin begins May 25, 2012. Both roundtrips are scheduled to operate through the end of the current flight schedule (which is Sept. 28, 2012). To book these flights, please visit www.airtranairways.com or www.southwest.com.
As you can see, our Customers are already realizing the benefits of the acquisition.
Today’s announcement adds to the new AirTran international service announced in November and scheduled to begin May 24, 2012, between San Antonio and Cancun and between San Antonio and Mexico City; and service scheduled to begin June 3, 2012, between Orange County, Calif., and Cabo San Lucas/San Jose del Cabo and between Orange County and Mexico City.
So break out the beach towels, sunglasses, and sandals, and pack your bags, because we’re headed to Mexico! Olé!