Southwest to increase the number of flights to Los Cabos from this American city this summer

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Direct flights to Los Cabos are available from 28 airports in the United States.

A total of eight airlines operate these flights.

Of these airlines, Southwest offers more routes to Los Cabos than any other U.S. airline, with direct flights available from 12 different U.S. cities.

Now Southwest will offer even more flights as it prepares to expand the number of flights to Los Cabos from Kansas City International Airport this summer.

Read on to find out when these flights are available and what other options there are for traveling to this super-popular holiday destination…

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Increased flight frequencies from Kansas City (MCI)

Southwest currently offers direct flights from Kansas City International Airport to Los Cabos International Airport on Saturdays only.

The company is preparing to significantly increase availability, with plans to offer the route four times a week.

The new seasonal flights are offered on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Google Flights shows that the first date the new flights will be available is Thursday, June 6.

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Other routes to Los Cabos available from the southwest

As mentioned above, Kansas City isn’t the only US city from which Southwest flies to Los Cabos.

Direct flights are available on the popular airline from 11 other cities in the United States, on a seasonal or year-round basis.

These cities, and when flights are available, are:

  • Austin (AU) – Seasonal
  • Baltimore Washington (BWI) – Seasonal
  • Chicago (MDW) – Seasonal
  • Denver (DEN) – Whole year
  • Houston (HOU) – Whole year
  • Oakland, East Bay (OAK) – Seasonal
  • Phoenix (PHX) – Whole year
  • Sacramento (SMF) – Seasonal
  • San Diego (SAN) – Seasonal
  • Santa Ana – (SNA) – Whole year
  • St. Louis (STL) – Seasonal
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More airlines flying to Los Cabos

There are seven other airlines that operate flights to Los Cabos.

The majority of these flights are operated by well-known major airlines, including Alaska, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines.

The other airlines with direct flights to the destination are Frontier, JetBlue and Sun Country Airlines.

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All US cities with direct connections to Los Cabos International Airport

Americans can fly to Los Cabos from a total of 28 airports across the United States.

This means there are direct flights from an additional 16 US airports.

Those airports include:

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Detroit (DTW)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Minneapolis (MSP)
  • New York (EWR)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Portland (PDX)
  • Salt Lake City (SLC)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • San Jose (SJC)
  • Seattle/Tacoma (SEA)
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Why Los Cabos has more direct connectivity than ever

The increased connectivity between the US and Los Cabos is directly related to the growing popularity of the destination, which includes both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

In 2022, Los Cabos broke an all-time record by receiving a total of more than 7 million tourists.

Last year, Los Cabos Airport alone served nearly 5 million international passengers, nearly exceeding the previous year’s total of international travelers alone.

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Summer vs. Winter – When are most flights to Los Cabos available

Winter is one of the high seasons in Los Cabos and therefore there are usually more routes available.

That said, summer is the quiet season, so availability may generally be higher.

In addition, summer flights will often be cheaper than winter flights.

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Tips for arriving at Los Cabos Airport

Arriving at an international airport for the first time can be tricky, so here are a few suggestions to make your arrival in Los Cabos go smoothly.

  • Be sure to check what you can and cannot bring into the country.
  • Book your airport transportation in advance.
  • Keep your documents easily accessible and secure.
  • Do not exchange money at the airport as the rates are higher.
  • Ignore the timeshare salespeople in the “Shark Tank” when you leave the airport.

With plenty of options for getting to Los Cabos, no shortage of reasons to visit the destination, and a few tips for a smooth arrival, now might be the time to book that dream vacation.