Southwest Airlines will begin its first international flights out of Oakland International Airport on Sunday with daily service to Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo.
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The first flight to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) departs at 10:40 a.m.
“Linking the East and North Bay to these Mexican beach resort areas with time-saving itineraries brings our customers low-fare and high-value service that traffic patterns show is already important in their lives,” said Leah Koontz, vice president of finance at Southwest, in a statement from the airline and the Port of Oakland.
The new flights are part of Southwest Airlines expansion into Mexico announced last year.
“Travelers across Southwest’s western network — in particular those in Reno-Tahoe, Boise, Spokane and Portland — also now have faster and more reliable options by connecting here at OAK,” said Bryant L. Francis, director of aviation at the Port of Oakland.