Southwest is increasing flights to the Caribbean following the hurricane season. The area relies heavily on tourism, so the more opportunity for people to visit the Carribean, the faster the area can recover.
On Sunday the airline carrier started serving the Turks and Caicos Islands, and they’re also offering new services between Fort Lauderdale and San Jose, Costa Rica; and as well as Fort Lauderdale and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Southwest will also be increasing its flights between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago Midway. In August of 2018 the airline will be adding more flights between Houston and Grand Cayman. Overall Southwest will now be serving 11 different countries.
The airline’s senior vice president Steve Goldberg released a statement about the need to increase tourism to the area. They’re confident that by making that easier and more appealing they can help with boosting the economy back up.
“While a courageous recovery continues, the best thing many can do now is simply take a vacation, make a business trip, and contribute to a greater awareness that the Caribbean is back in business.”