MIAMI — Southwest Airlines has announced three new destinations to Mexico from its focus city at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), with services to Cancun, San Jose del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta, all of them scheduled to start on December 4, 2016, subject to approval of the Mexican government.

Both Cancun and San Jose del Cabo will be served twice a day, while Puerto Vallarta will receive a daily flight.

“Los Angeles and Mexico share an unbreakable bond, and today our cultural and commercial connections become even stronger,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.  “These new Southwest flights from LAX to Mexico will expand L.A.’s global reach, bring Angelenos closer to the people they love, and help our city’s economy continue to grow.”

Late last month, the carrier received U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to fly between Oakland International Airport and both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Also subject to Mexican governmental approval, this new service in Northern California would begin on Feb. 12, 2017.

Southwest already flies daily between Los Angeles and Liberia/Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and the five new daily flights to and from Mexico will be flown in addition to the carrier’s international service offered at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

Late last month, the carrier received U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to fly between Oakland International Airport and both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Also subject to Mexican governmental approval, this new service in Northern California would begin on Feb. 12, 2017.