Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that it will start service in April to San Juan, Puerto Rico — the carrier’s first destination beyond the lower 48 U.S. states. The low-cost said that beginning April 14, it will have three daily round trips between San Juan and Orlando, Fla., and one daily round trip between San Juan and Tampa, Fla.
In doing so, it’ll replace flying now operated by its subsidiary, AirTran Airways, said Bob Jordan, AirTran president and Southwest executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
“AirTran has done a wonderful job establishing a presence in this market, and Southwest is proud to continue that legacy and extend our vast network of destinations, exceptional customer service, and convenient low fares to the San Juan community,” he said.
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