August 10, 2022
Special Flights Traveler

Exclusive on-Location: Bienvenido a Cuba, Southwest!

VARADERO, CUBA — A fully loaded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 (N7725A • MSN 32671 • LN 1925) touched down for the first time on Cuban soil shortly after noon local time on Sunday, marking the Dallas-based carrier’s entry into the rapidly opening island nation. The Ft Lauderdale – Varadero flight 3914 lasted a brief 36 […]

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Southwest Opens Ft Lauderdale International Gateway Focus City

NASSAU — Sunday, Southwest Airlines celebrated the opening of its newest international gateway airport at its Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood (FLL) focus city with a daily round-trip flight to Nassau, Bahamas doing the honors. The airline is initially starting off modestly with the service to Nassau, followed by Santa Clara, Varadero, and Havana, Cuba services […]

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Industry Interview

High Flyer Interview: Ben Baldanza, Former Spirit Airlines CEO

MIAMI — Ben Baldanza is an industry pioneer. Until last January, he was the CEO of Spirit Airlines, the U.S. largest ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), and the most profitable carrier by operating margins. Ben has given Airways, an exclusive first interview after his sudden departure. Airways (AW): Ben, we appreciate you taking the time to speak […]

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