Southwest Airlines began flying Sunday to Cabo San Lucas and Cancun, its first flights to Mexico, as it took over routes that rapidly disappearing AirTran Airways had been flying.
On Saturday, Southwest will add a weekly flight from Milwaukee to Cancun.
With Sunday’s launch to two Mexican cities, Southwest now flies to five of the seven international destinations that AirTran had served. On July 1, it began flights to Nassau, the Bahamas; Aruba; and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
It will reach the other two on Nov. 2, when Southwest replaces AirTran into Mexico City and Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic.
AirTran will fly its last flight on Dec. 28, a 10:25 p.m. departure from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla. People looking for AirTran flights on Nov. 2 or afterward are now being directed to the Southwest website for booking.