Southwest will begin flights to Cancun Airport from Pittsburgh International

Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop flights to Cancun, Mexico, from Pittsburgh International Airport beginning June 9.

Southwest (NYSE: LUV) announced seasonal service to the destination from both Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham, subject to governmental approval. These two airports will join 14 others with Cancun as a destination.

The Cancun flights will continue through Aug. 4, and will be the 18th destination served by Southwest at Pittsburgh International, including seasonal destinations, said Bob Kerlik, spokesman for the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

Southwest, which began service from the Moon Township airport in 2005, has about 30 flights depart from there per day, depending on the day of the week and the season, Kerlik said.

The airline serves the most nonstop destinations of any carrier at Pittsburgh International and transports about 30 percent of the total passengers there, according to a news release.

All this sums for the growth of the Cancun Airport.

Delta, American, Apple Vacations and Vacations Express also fly to Cancun Airport from Pittsburgh International.

Information taken from The Business Journals

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