Just passing along some flight info.
(Not sure what it means on their site when it says, MEXICO HAS NOT APPROVED YET)
Southwest is essentially converting some routes flown by its AirTran subsidiary into its own, part of a move that Southwest billed as "the next phase of its international service."
To Cabo San Lucas, Southwest will convert AirTran's service into its own on the route out of Orange County, Calif.
USA TODAY: Southwest announces first international flights (Jan. 27, 2014)
Also on Aug. 10, Southwest will add a Saturday-only route on its own planes between Atlanta and Nassau in the Bahamas.
The new routes follow Southwest's January announcement that it would begin serving Aruba, Jamaica and the Bahamas on July 1, giving the carrier its first ever international routes flown on its own aircraft.
Southwest had stepped into the international market via its subsidiary AirTran, but it has yet to fly its own Southwest-branded planes to destinations outside the United States.
ARCHIVES: Southwest announces which AirTran cities 'make the cut' (January 2012)
One of the chief reasons for that has been Southwest's reservation system, which lacks the capability to handle international itineraries.
Southwest acquired AirTran in 2011, a move that was in part meant to pave the way for Southwest's international debut. It took longer for Southwest to launch that initiative than many predicted, but the effort is now picking up steam.
Two other international routes will convert to Southwest-operated service in the fall.
Starting Oct. 7, Southwest will begin operating its own aircraft on a daily nonstop route between Denver and Cancun. On the same day, Southwest will begin flying its own planes to Cabo San Lucas with a Saturday-only schedule.""