New international flights from St. Louis confirmed

September 10, 2018 by  

Southwest Airlines recently confirmed that it is adding two new international flights from St. Louis to the Caribbean. The flights will be nonstop on certain days of the week.

The airline said the new routes will take passengers to two Caribbean destinations, Montego Bay in Jamaica, and Punta Cana, which is in the Dominican Republic. The airline says the service will be running by the time Spring Break 2019 rolls around.

Southwest operates more flights out of St. Louis Lambert International Airport than any other carrier, but only recently started adding international destinations. In 2018, it began flying to Cancun. When the new flights start, that will bring Southwest flights to a total of 118 departures each day Mondays through Fridays, 101 departures on Saturdays, and 120 on Sundays. Southwest has been in business for over 45 years, and has become famous (or infamous) for the amusing pre-flight announcements made by its cabin attendants.

In a recent statement, Lyda Krewson, the mayor of St. Louis, said that Southwest’s expansion of its service to include more international destinations shows just how strong St. Louis is as a travel destination, and as a connecting hub for the airline. Companies like this are ideally placed to work with a brochure printing company, which can create a booklet about the new service, to be distributed at the airport.

The new service is slated to start in March 2019.