PORTLAND, Maine -- September 2, 2014 -- Portland Jetport travelers planning trips to warm weather destinations will soon have more options. The Portland Jetport announced today that Southwest Airlines will initiate its first international service next month with convenient schedules from PWM to Baltimore (BWI) perfectly timed to connect with flights to Cancun, Montego Bay, Oranjestad and Punta Cana. In addition, Southwest will reinstate its non-stop flight to Orlando in the first quarter of next year.
"These new options from Southwest give PWM travelers a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to price and schedule," said Paul Bradbury, airport director. "Coupled with existing flights through Delta, JetBlue, United, and US Airways, passengers will have numerous ways to take off to warmer climates."
Southwest's International connections will begin on September 16 with the additional frequency and schedules implemented on November 2:
Beginning September 16 via BWI
Daily flights to Cancun, Mexico
Daily flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica
Saturday-only flights to Oranjestad, Aruba; to be offered daily beginning November 1
Beginning November 2
Daily flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Southwest currently offers 204 non-stop flights from Baltimore to 60 cities, so travelers have easy access to a variety of destination options.
Southwest's non-stop seasonal flight service to Orlando, a highly popular destination, will be reinstated March 7, 2015. The schedule will include weekday connection options and round trip non-stop service on Saturdays in time to accommodate spring break travelers.
Beginning Saturdays March 7, 2015
Depart PWM 8:15 a.m.; Arrive Orlando 11:40 a.m.
Depart PWM 11:20 a.m.; Arrive Orlando 2:10 p.m.
March 14 - April 4, additional flights
Depart PWM 7:00 a.m.; Arrive Orlando 10:25 a.m.
"In 2013, Orlando was our 4th largest destination with 79,550 passengers," said Bradbury. "We're glad to have it back on the schedule with round trip non-stop service and additional options during that peak time in the spring."