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Staff of Southwest Airlines say temporary goodbye to Cancun, vow to return “stronger than ever”

Cancun, Q.R. — After years of regular flights to the region, Southwest Airlines and its staff were forced to say a temporary goodbye to the Cancun International Airport.

In emotional farewell, airline staff carried signs in English saying “we will come back stronger than ever,” noting their “luv” for Cancun.

The airline, which earlier this month added the island of Cozumel to its itinerary, withdrew due to the international crisis caused by COVID-19. On the 9th of March, Southwest announced service between the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas and the Cozumel International Airport.

With its cancellation of operations, the airline joined others that did the same after a reduction in travelers and closure of borders. For five years, the US airline has been present in Quintana Roo.