Southwest Airlines Announces Service to Puerto Vallarta

Southwest Airlines Announces Service to Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
November 11 2014

Service to Puerto Vallarta from Orange County/Santa Ana, California, Beginning June 7, 2015 Southwest Airlines® today filed its application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide daily, nonstop service between John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) and Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, beginning June 7, 2015, subject to approvals from relevant governmental agencies.

“Extending our route map to the beautiful region surrounding Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is an exciting opportunity for Southwest and our Customers across the United States,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO, at a meeting of investors and analysts at the carrier’s Headquarters in Dallas. “Puerto Vallarta will be our ninth international destination, allowing Southwest to continue our purpose of connecting People to what is important in their lives while also connecting them to an amazing new destination.”

In addition, Kelly announced the Company’s plans to add Saturday service between Baltimore/Washington International Airport and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico, beginning June 13, 2015, subject to approvals from relevant governmental agencies.

The carrier also today extended its bookable flight schedule through June 5, 2015, offering Customers many new options such as new seasonal daily service between San Antonio and Cancun, and between San Diego and St. Louis. New flights operating only on Saturdays will connect Houston and Ft. Myers, Milwaukee and San Diego, and Orlando and Omaha. All flight options through June 5, 2015, are now available at

One of the determining factors to achieve this goal has unquestionably been the success derived for the joint Vallarta-Nayarit campaign.

Efforts set forth by the Mexican Board of Tourism (CPTM); state governments of Jalisco and Nayarit; Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit; and the joint promotion committee continue to reap positive outcomes. 

This is another step in the right direction, recovering in the region. Southwest Airlines currently flies to Los Cabos and Cancun, now customers can choose Vallarta-Nayarit for their next vacation.