May 22

Southwest Airlines Adds Flights to Cancun, St. Louis Airport Gets New Airport Lounge

Relax in a New Lounge Before Your Flight to Cancun!

Over the last two weeks, there’s been some fantastic news coming out of St. Louis-Lambert Airport.  The airport, which in recent years, has lagged behind similarly sized airports has lacked international flights and passenger amenities.  However, just last week, Southwest Airlines announced that the airline will add flights from St. Louis to Cancun.  A few days before that, the airport board announced that a new airport lounge was in the works for passengers traveling through Terminal 2.

Southwest Airlines Announces St. Louis to Cancun Flights

Southwest Airline hasn’t been flying outside of the United States for very long.  Only in recent years has the airline started service to popular vacation destinations once served by now defunct AirTran which merged with Southwest in 2014.  Previously, Southwest’s international flights had been reserved for major cities.  Now, Southwest is slowly adding new international flights from medium-sized airports.  One of those medium-sized airports in St. Louis.

Southwest Airlines will fly Boeing 737s between St. Louis-Lambert International Airport and Cancun International Airport beginning in November.  Flights to Cancun will be Saturday only and will begin on November 11th.  According to Southwest Airlines, fares start at $149 one-way.  The flights will be operated out of Southwest’s home terminal, Terminal 2, which also houses St. Louis’ international arrivals.  This announcement comes as Southwest Airlines has expanded its operations at St. Louis-Lambert Airport.

St. Louis Airport to get flights to Cancun on Southwest Airlines (Image: Southwest Airlines)

St. Louis Airport to get flights to Cancun on Southwest Airlines (Image: Southwest Airlines)

Wingtips Lounge Coming to St. Louis Airport

Some more great news for passengers, the St. Louis Airport Board announced that the airport’s Terminal 2 will get a brand new airport lounge.  The lounge will not be affiliated with any airline meaning it’s open to all passengers for an access fee.  Additionally, some credit card holders will also get free access to the lounge.  The Wingtips lounge was selected as Terminal 2s brand new common use airport lounge.

Passengers that visit the Wingtips Lounge will have access to comfortable and private seating, free beverages, free snacks, and complimentary wi-fi.  Construction of the lounge has yet to be approved and construction will likely take over a year.  There is no set opening date for the new lounge.

The New St. Louis Airport Wingtips Lounge (Image: Burns and McDonnell)

The New St. Louis Airport Wingtips Lounge (Image: Burns and McDonnell)


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