As of October 15th 2015, daily flights between Houston and Belize City as well as six other destinations will begin. After receiving U.S. government approval of the new service, Southwest has begun selling these flights at Southwest.com, offering Customers nonstop options between Houston (Hobby) and four destinations in Mexico—Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos—as well as flights to San Jose, Costa Rica, and Belize City, Belize.
“We’re building our first-ever international terminal project to give Houstonians, visitors to Houston, and our connecting Customers exceptional value and legendary Customer Service in international markets for which there is great demand.” — Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO.
Belize as well as the other new flight destination countries are expected to benefit from what’s called the “Southwest Effect“, where there is an average decrease in airfares of as much as 30 percent wherever Southwest goes. US Ambassador Carlos R. Moreno said Southwest Airline’s arrival is what you call a “win-win”. The airline has access to one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the hemisphere and passengers benefit from low fares.