Southwest Airlines has been busy adding new flights today along with the latest schedule extension. In addition to some new Hawaii flights, Southwest is adding a brand new city to its route map, Cozumel, Mexico (CZM). New nonstop flights from Houston (HOU) begin in March 2020, and connecting service is available from several Southwest cities across the U.S. Intro fares are as low as $99 one-way or $214 roundtrip.
Southwest Adds New Flights to Cozumel, Mexico
Starting, March 7, 2020, Southwest will begin twice-daily service between Houston and Cozumel. Flights depart Houston at 11:50 am and 6:00 pm local time and are scheduled to be approximately 2 hours from gate to gate. Flights depart Cozumel at 9:00 am and 2:55 pm local time and will take around 2 1/2 hours to fly westbound. These flight times allow for several connecting options throughout the U.S.
The Southwest service will be a welcome addition for low-fare hunters. Flights to Cozumel have historically been extraordinarily high compared to other cities in Mexico. The new competition is likely to spark fare wars and lower fares overall to this Mexican island in the Caribbean.
New daily Southwest service to Cozumel (CZM) begins March 7, 2020. Intro fares are available for mid-week travel on the following dates:
- Travel Period: March 10 - April 8, 2020.
- Travel Days of the Week: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (Some schedules require weekend travel but fares are higher)
- Blackout Dates: No listed blackout dates.
Intro fares are valid for purchase TODAY ONLY! Tickets must be booked by 11:59 pm PDT, September 26, 2019, or while supplies last. Low fares are selling out quickly!
Book now and take advantage of Southwest's flexible refund policy to confirm your plans. If plans change, get a cash refund within 24 hours of booking or a travel credit any time after this time period.
Please note, these fares are only available on Southwest.com. Other carriers regularly match these sale fares, so be sure to compare to find the best deal.
New Southwest Service to Cozumel Starting March 7, 2020
This is not a comprehensive list of Southwest deals to Mexico. For more deals to Mexico, on all airlines, have a look at all of our fares to Cozumel (CZM), Cancun (CUN), Los Cabos (SJD), Mexico City (MEX), and Puerto Vallarta (PVR).
These fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and 2 free checked bags up to 50lbs/23kg each.
Southwest has an open seating policy, which means there are no assigned seats and you'll get to choose your seat during boarding. The order of boarding is determined by the time of check-in so check-in exactly 24 hours before departure or pay for priority boarding for a better choice of seat.
Other airlines may start to match prices in some markets, but all other airlines charge for checked bags—some even charge for carry-on bags. Southwest has the advantage of two free checked bags and no change fees.
Searching Southwest's website, I found nonstop flights departing Houston HOU on Wednesday, March 11, returning from Cozumel CZM on Tuesday, March 17, for $214 roundtrip.