Southwest Airlines adds international flights from Phoenix

Following pulling back from Gate D1 in Terminal 4, Southwest Airways Flight 1755 rolled down the runway and left Phoenix Sky Harbor Intercontinental Airport at 11:06 a.m. Thursday, March 11, headed for the airline’s latest nonstop desired destination from Phoenix — Cancun Global Airport in Mexico. 

Cancun is the third nonstop intercontinental location from Phoenix for Southwest as it expands Sky Harbor Airport as an international gateway. 

This may possibly seem to be like a bizarre time to invest in 3 new global routes. The earth is little by little emerging from a pandemic, Sky Harbor is however at just 50% of its 2019 air visitors volume and the Facilities for Disease Regulate and Avoidance require a unfavorable COVID-19 test to reenter the United States.

But in these headwinds, Southwest sees its tactic as a way to compete on routes it appreciates are driven by demand from metro Phoenix as well as position by itself as a gateway for travellers from the West Coastline.