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Southwest Airlines to launch nonstop Cuba service from Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa Bay

Southwest Airlines to launch nonstop Cuba service from Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa Bay

Southwest Airlines announces its flight schedule of new nonstop flights between Florida and Cuba

Southwest Airlines Co. today announced its flight schedule of new nonstop flights between Florida and Cuba, bringing Southwest’s service 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, November 13, 2016, and Havana (HAV) service is scheduled to commence Monday, December 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.”

“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.”

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