Currently, direct, nonstop flights to Cancun International Airport are available from 40 different U.S. cities.
The great connectivity gives American tourists plenty of options for getting to the vacation destination pretty much any day of the week.
And now one of the low-cost carriers that flies to the destination, Southwest Airlines, is increasing flights to Cancun ahead of high season.
Southwest Airlines’ Cancun Connectivity
Southwest Airlines currently has year-round nonstop flights to Cancun from nine U.S. cities.
Additionally, Southwest Airlines’ seasonal direct flights to Cancun from the U.S. are available from nine more cities.
The year-round nonstop flight destinations include:
- Austin (AUS)
- Baltimore-Washington (BWI)
- Chicago (MDW)
- Denver (DEN)
- Houston (HOU)
- Kansas City (MCI)
- Nashville (BNA)
- Phoenix (PHX)
- St. Louis (STL)
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Cancun Flight Increases From Southwest Airlines
Until this month Southwest Airlines offered 46 weekly nonstop flights from cities in the United States to Cancun.
As of October, that number has jumped to a total of 70 weekly flights.
Between all of the 70 weekly nonstop flights that Southwest Airlines operates from the U.S. to Cancun, the combined total of seats available is 10,202.
This is a 51.4 percent increase compared to last month, when the airline operated just 6,738 direct flights from the U.S. to Cancun.
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Weekly Flights From U.S. To Cancun On Southwest Airlines
Part of the increase in direct flights results from three routes switching to daily service, which are the Austin, Kansas City, and St. Louis to Cancun routes.
Another factor that contributed to the increase is the addition of nonstop flights from Nashville, Phoenix, and San Antonio to Cancun.
There is one flight a week available from each of these three cities.
Sample Southwest Airlines Ticket Prices From U.S. Cities To Cancun
Ticket prices from U.S. cities to Cancun vary based on the distance, the size of the airport, and how many flights are available on a specific route.
For example, a roundtrip nonstop flight from Denver to Cancun can cost around $430 for flights in November.
From Nashville to Cancun, for the same type of flight, tickets can be found for around $375, and from Atlanta $479, so prices vary considerably.
When You Should Book Your Flight To Cancun
When you book your Cancun flight depends on when you’re going.
If you’re booking a flight for one of the year-round routes, you can book a few months in advance, which is the ideal time frame.
If you’re booking a seasonal flight, on the other hand, your booking window may be slightly shorter since airlines often announce the schedules shortly before they start.
In this case, you should book as soon as possible after seasonal flights are announced.
Why Nearly Every Airline Is Increasing Connectivity With Cancun
Cancun’s explosive popularity is why so many airlines are adding routes to the destination and increasing flight frequencies.
Cancun Airport operates between 500 and 600 flights a day and welcomed more than 30 million passengers last year, breaking an all-time record.
This increase in tourism numbers has led to the need for more seats on airplanes flying to the popular destination.
When To Visit Cancun
Deciding on when is the best time to visit Cancun depends on what your vacation goals are.
If you want to save some money, then late summer to early fall is the best time to visit. If you’re looking for more flight options, the winter is when you want to plan your vacation, and if you want to avoid the crowds, you’ll probably want to skip spring break time.
There really is no bad time for a Cancun vacation, but these are the things to consider in order to get the experience you want on your Cancun dream vacation.
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