Southwest Airlines starts international cargo services


Southwest Airlines Cargo has started its international shipping programme with services between the USA and Mexico City.

It passed the milestone on Sunday 15 July and later this summer it intends to add the ability to ship between the USA and Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos before adding other international destinations to its network.

Southwest vice president of cargo and charters, Matt Buckley says: “Our teams have been hard at work getting ready for this historic milestone, and now we’re set to take our award-winning cargo services to places we’ve never been able to reach before.

“We can’t wait to begin working with our customers on both sides of the border and play a small role to help businesses grow.”

Houston Airport System director, Mario Diaz says: “We applaud Southwest Airlines’ decision to expand cargo operations between Mexico City and Houston Hobby Airport. This move takes advantage of Houston’s growing logistics expertise and adds strength to the Houston economy.”