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First International Service from Phoenix Launched

Travelers at America’s Friendliest Airport now have new flight options to Mexico as Southwest Airlines launched its nonstop, inaugural service from Phoenix to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta today, making Phoenix Southwest’s newest international gateway.

“Southwest Airlines is an important community partner,” said Chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee Thelda Williams. “We are excited that they are committed to Phoenix and have launched their first international service from Sky Harbor. These flights will not only provide more choices for travelers, but they will continue to boost our local economy.” 

The nonstop service operates daily to both Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. The Phoenix-Cabo flight departs at 10:50 a.m., and arrives at 2 p.m. The flight then leaves Cabo at 3 p.m., arriving in Phoenix at 4:05 p.m. The Phoenix-Puerto Vallarta flight departs at 11 a.m., and arrives at 3:45 p.m. It departs Puerto Vallarta at 4:40 p.m. and arrives in Phoenix at 5:15 p.m. Both flights operate year-round.

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily halted many international routes to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor, airlines are beginning to bring back service and add new service. International flights add more than $3 billion to the local economy each year according to the Airport’s most recent economic impact study.

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