Boston, MA 09/16/2014 (wallstreetpr) – According to reports, Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has decided to add one more city in its international flights routes. The company has been trying very hard to offer efficient international flights for last few months. Recently it filed an application with U.S. Department of Transportation in order to seek permission to fly to Costa Rica. It will become the first carrier to fly to any Central American destination, In case it gets approval to expand services to Costa Rica.
After the approval, it will start daily round trip flights that will connect Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica and Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, WA. If everything goes fine, then flights between these two airports will commence from Aug 7, 2015. The management of LUV has announced that tickets will be available as soon as all the regulatory formalities are completed. Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned initially in terms of servicing and performance; hence, it will put The Boeing Co.’s 143 seater-B-737-700 jets on this route.
Baltimore-San Jose route is the only international route that has not been served by AirTran; Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV)’s subsidiary in the past. Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has added one more route to its international routes’ list. The Costa Rica from BWI flight services will be the first non-stop services between these two destinations. It will not only save time of passengers, but also improve the overall revenues of LUV. It had been providing domestic flights services in U.S for several decades before it decided to take a step further and launch international services in the month of July, 2014. It inaugurated its services initially between Oranjestad, Aruba and Montego Bay, Jamaica to Orlando and Atlanta, Baltimore. It expanded its services to Cancun and Los Cabos in Mexico in the previous month and now looked forward to starting flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Mexico City from November 2, 2014.