Thursday, October 13, 2016

Southwest Airlines To Begin Cuba Service Nonstop From Ft. Lauderdale And Tampa Bay With Fares As Low As $59 One-Way

Southwest Airlines To Begin Cuba Service Nonstop From Ft. Lauderdale And
Tampa Bay With Fares As Low As $59 One-Way*
October 13, 2016

DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) today
announced its flight schedule of new nonstop service between Florida and
Cuba, bringing Southwest's legendary low fares to a ninth country and a
historic 100th destination. Service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport (FLL) and Varadero, Cuba (VRA) is scheduled to
begin Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, and Havana (HAV) service is scheduled to
commence Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, from both FLL and Tampa International
Airport (TPA), subject to requisite approvals of the Cuban government.
Service details for Santa Clara, Cuba (SNU) are intended to be released
in the coming weeks.

"Southwest Customers can book their tickets now to travel to Cuba with
our low fares and no hidden fees, bags fly free^, and the best Employees
in the industry," said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines' Chairman,
President & CEO. "Cuba will be the ninth country on our route map and
Havana will mark Southwest's 100th city, a significant and proud milestone."
^first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limitations

In celebration of the new service, Southwest is offering a special fare
of $59 one-way* on nonstop flights to and from Cuba (14-day advance
purchase required, today through Nov. 20, 2016, 11:59 p.m. in the time
zone of the originating city) for travel Nov. 13, 2016, through April
24, 2017). Please see below for valid travel days and complete terms &
conditions. Check for requirements regarding travel
to Cuba and date-specific flight schedules for daily nonstop and other
published connecting service.

"We're continuing to invest in the Sunshine State with relevant service
in all eight of our Florida airports to connect Southwest Customers to
important things in their lives," said Steve Goldberg, Southwest
Airlines' Vice President of Ground Operations, in announcing Cuba
service details today at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport. "Broward County's state-of-the-art, five-gate international
concourse scheduled to open here next summer, and to celebrate our new
service, we sent out Southwest Employees to surprise Floridians with a
gift to celebrate our 100th city." Across both greater Fort Lauderdale
and Tampa Bay, Southwest street teams surprised residents with $100
Southwest Gift Cards to spread awareness of the new routes. The
carrier's social media community followed the day's events through
hashtag #Southwest100.

See for b-roll video of street teams, executive interviews,
as well the latest available data regarding Southwest's economic impact
in Florida.

The carrier continues to plan for available seat mile (ASM) growth in
the 5-6 percent range in 2016.


14-day advance purchase required. Fares available for purchase today
through Nov. 20, 2016,11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the
originating city for travel Nov. 13, 2016, through April 24, 2017.
Service to Varadero begins Nov. 13, 2016. Service to Havana begins Dec.
12, 2016. Fares are valid only on nonstop service. Displayed prices
include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees. If
traveling to Cuba, fares include Cuban Government mandatory health
insurance. Rapid Rewards® Points bookings do not include taxes, fees,
and other government/airport charges of at least $5.60 per one way
flight. Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination,
flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that
operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Travel is
available for one-way Wanna Get Away® fares. Fares may be combined with
other Southwest Airlines® combinable fares. If combining fares, the most
restrictive fare rules apply. Sale fares may be available on other days
of week, but that's not guaranteed. Fares are nonrefundable but may be
applied toward future travel on Southwest®, as long as reservations are
canceled at least ten minutes prior to scheduled departure. Failure to
cancel prior to departure will result in forfeiture of remaining funds
on the reservation. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in
fare. Standby travel requires upgrade to the Anytime fare. Fares are
subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies only to published,
scheduled service. In order to legally travel to Cuba, every passenger
must certify eligibility for Cuba travel under any of 12 general license
categories, a specific license, or must be a Cuban National.

Source: Southwest Airlines To Begin Cuba Service Nonstop From Ft.
Lauderdale And Tampa Bay With Fares As Low As $59 One-Way* -;_ylt=AwrC0Cb.mf9XTDUAymbQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBybGY3bmpvBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--
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