By Andrea Romano
August 30, 2018
A Southwest Airlines plane flies above Nebraska
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Southwest announced Thursday that the airline's spring schedule for 2019 will include new international and nonstop routes. Travelers can expect new options for spring break and beyond from major U.S. cities.

Starting in March, the airline will add new and returning seasonal flights to Cancún from Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham and San Antonio; to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic from St. Louis; and to Cabo San Lucas from Baltimore. This is in addition to the airline's existing routes, which can be seen on Southwest's route map.

New service to Cancún and the Caribbean is a great excuse to book a flight for spring break — even if you're no longer a student. There's also no reason to wait until March — the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a long, cold and snowy winter, and a warm-weather getaway could be just what the doctor ordered.

There will also be new nonstop service between Cleveland and Tampa, Cincinnati and Orlando, Dallas and West Palm Beach, Dallas and Harlingen, and Houston and Lubbock.

Flights for travel through April 7, 2019, are now available on Southwest's website.