Start packing your bags.
Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that the budget airline will launch its nonstop service to Cuba beginning next month, making even more flights available for eager travelers wanting to visit.
The airline will offer two daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the northern Cuba city of Varadero starting Nov. 13. About one month later, on Dec. 12, customers will be able to fly on two daily nonstop flights to Havana from both Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale. Southwest Airlines said it has plans for a third route from Ft. Lauderdale to Santa Clara, and will announce dates soon.
The news comes just a few months after JetBlue became the first U.S. commercial airline to fly a scheduled flight to Cuba in more than half a century. American Airlines followed soon after.
But what’s most exciting about Southwest’s announcement is that flights are starting for as low as $59 each way. The airline said that in honor of its new service, the special low fare is available for travel between Nov. 13 and April 24, 2017. Customers need to book their flights before Nov. 20, and 14-days advance purchase is required.