Alas, I had to miss the always valuable, annual Southwest media day today because of a previously planned trip to Washington, but the news has been coming fast and furious from the event:
Long before its anticipated foray into international service with the pending acquisition of AirTran and its Caribbean routes, Southwest Airlines said today that it is starting a new service for booking international flights by connecting with Volaris, Mexico's second-largest airline.
Starting Nov. 12, Southwest said, its customers can book service from 20 Southwest cities to five Volaris Mexican destinations (Cancun, Guadalajara, Morelia, Toluca/Mexico City, and Zacatecas), for travel starting Dec. 1. The new service will connect through Los Angeles International Airport, Oakland International Airport, and San Jose International Airport and will create up to 85 additional flight itineraries.
OK, enough Southwest promotion. But everybody's interested in Southwest and its plans. And we don't take ads here.