Southwest Airlines Co. Is going to launch new nonstop services between Los Angeles International Airport and three destinations in Mexico’s coastal resort areas of Cancun, San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

The services are scheduled to start Dec. 4, subject to approvals of the Mexican government.

Southwest(NYSE: LUV) said to celebrate the launch, they were offering special fares for tickets purchased before Aug. 21 for travel Dec. 4, 2016, through March 2, 2017. LAX to Cancun and Los Cabos flights will be offered twice a day while the flight to Puerto Vallarta will be only once a day, with fares currently as low as $130dlls one way.

“Southwest’s approval from the DOT to operate these new routes made history as the first authorities granted in a new agreement between Mexico and the US to allow more services between the countries,” Paul Cullen, vice president and executive sponsor of Los Angeles for Southwest Airlines, said in an interview.

“Mexico and Los Angeles share an unbreakable bond, and today our cultural and commercial connections become even stronger,” said Eric Garcetti- Los Angeles Mayor “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, Dallas-based Southwest received U.S. Department of Transportation 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 LAX 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.

Southwest operates more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season across a network of 98 destinations in the United States and seven additional countries with service to three airports in Cuba expected to begin later this year, subject to governmental approvals.

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