Today, Southwest Airlines is making history across North America. Not only did we begin service to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, but Southwest also launched new service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to four international destinations.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
Earlier this morning, Southwest cut a ceremonial ribbon with our first flight to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Complete with the fanfare you come to expect from Southwest, Company Leaders and its Cincinnati-based Employees, along with local stakeholders joined our Customers to celebrate our launch at our brand new CVG gates.
Southwest CFO Tammy Romo celebrates the launch of Southwest's CVG service with local Employees.Southwest EVP & Chief Financial Officer Tammy Romo helped usher in a new era for our travelers by opening the airline's newest city. During a news conference, Tammy introduced our new Team in-place to open CVG. She continued by saying that “today is an important day in Southwest’s history. It’s the first time that low fares, no bag fees*, and no change fees** has ever landed at CVG!”
Our CVG service starts today with eight departures a day: five trips between CVG and Chicago Midway, and three between CVG and Baltimore/Washington.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to four international destinations
Meanwhile in South Florida, on the heels of last week's community and media preview of a new international concourse that offical opens later this month, Southwest launched new service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to four international destinations: Belize City; Cancun; Montego Bay; and, bringing our tenth country served, Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. This November, we’ll add San Jose, Costa Rica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Turks and Caicos to the list of international destinations served from FLL. The Turks & Caicos daily roundtrip beginning Sunday, November 5, just became available so make sure to grab a seat for those flights!
*First two pieces of checked luggage, size and weight limits apply.