Southwest to offer new flights to coastal Mexican cities

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines is offering introductory fares for direct flights to international destinations, including new flights to coastal Mexican cities, as the airline extends its flight schedule to the end of October.

Customers can find special fares until March 13 for daily, non-stop flights from select U.S. cities to Cancun and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, the release said, as well as Nassau, Bahamas, and Aruba.

Passengers can fly to Cancun from Atlanta, Baltimore and Milwaukee beginning Aug. 10, according to a press release. They can also fly to San Jose del Cabo from Santa Ana, Calif., and to Nassau, Bahamas, from Atlanta. Flights from Denver to the two Mexican cities will begin in October.

Southwest announced the new offerings as part of its planned conversion of destinations served by AirTran, the release said. Southwest took over AirTran in 2011, and it plans to serve the five countries AirTran previously served by the end of the year.