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.

Travel Availability

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.

Sale Period

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.

Related: How to Get a Refund When Your Flight Price Drops After You Buy

Sample Fares

Please note, these fares are only available on 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

Houston to Cozumel $214 roundtrip, nonstop

Dallas to Cozumel $268 roundtrip

El Paso to Cozumel $268 roundtrip

Harlingen to Cozumel $268 roundtrip

Midland/Odessa to Cozumel $268 roundtrip

Atlanta to Cozumel $288 roundtrip

Chicago to Cozumel $288 roundtrip

Memphis to Cozumel $288 roundtrip

New Orleans to Cozumel $288 roundtrip

Nashville to Cozumel $288 roundtrip

St. Louis to Cozumel $288 roundtrip

Indianapolis to Cozumel $288 roundtrip

Oklahoma City to Cozumel $288 roundtrip

Austin to Cozumel $298 roundtrip

San Antonio to Cozumel $298 roundtrip

Ft. Lauderdale to Cozumel $308 roundtrip

Jacksonville to Cozumel $308 roundtrip

Orlando to Cozumel $308 roundtrip

Phoenix to Cozumel $308 roundtrip

Denver to Cozumel $318 roundtrip

Kansas City to Cozumel $318 roundtrip

Raleigh to Cozumel $318 roundtrip

Boston to Cozumel $328 roundtrip

Baltimore to Cozumel $328 roundtrip

Washington D.C. to Cozumel $328 roundtrip

New York to Cozumel $328 roundtrip

Las Vegas to Cozumel $338 roundtrip

Milwaukee to Cozumel $346 roundtrip

Burbank to Cozumel $366 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Cozumel $396 roundtrip

Charlotte to Cozumel $399 roundtrip

Albuquerque to Cozumel $417 roundtrip

Omaha to Cozumel $425 roundtrip

Salt Lake City to Cozumel $437 roundtrip

San Diego to Cozumel $450 roundtrip

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).

Related: How to Fly Southwest Airlines (And Get the Seat You Want)


These fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and 2 free checked bags up to 50lbs/23kg each.

Seat Assignments

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.

Alternate Fares

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.

Related: Who Flies Where? A Guide to Mexico/Central American Airline Coverage

Example Booking

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.


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