AirTran launches its first international flight from Denver to Cancun
DALLAS, TX - AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, announced today that the carrier is officially launching brand new international service between Denver International Airport and Cancun International Airport. The new route was announced in February, and the first flight departs Denver International Airport today at 10:40 a.m. MDT. Today's departure marks AirTran's first international destination and flight from Denver International Airport.
Service Between Denver and Cancun:
Daily roundtrip service operates today through July 7, 2012
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday service starts July 8, 2012, through Aug. 12, 2012
Saturday and Sunday service starts Aug. 13, 2012, through the end of the schedule (currently Nov. 2, 2012)
"This new service is important as it marks AirTran's first international flight from the Mile High city," said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and AirTran Airways President. "As we continue our integration of AirTran into Southwest, our Customers will realize the benefits of our combined network, which is robust from Denver."
Just last week, Southwest announced that Members of the airline's frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards, can earn bonus points when booking select international flights on AirTran Airways, including the new service between Denver and Cancun. The promotion will reward Rapid Rewards Members 5,000 bonus points for each qualifying roundtrip flight or 2,500 bonus points for each qualifying one-way flight.