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Southwest Florida airport adds service to Mexico

September 7, 2013
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mexico will become Southwest Florida International Airport's third non-U.S. destination in December.

That's when MetJet will launch weekly seasonal flights between Fort Myers and Cancun, Mexico.

Airport officials say they want to expand their international reach even farther. Canadian service began nearly two decades ago. Nonstops to Germany debuted April 1994.

The airport already is in rare company: Of the 429 commercial airports in the United States, it's one of just 26 with nonstops to non-U.S. destinations.

MetJet CEO Mike Heisman told the News-Press ( ) that he wanted Southwest Florida International to be a stop on his Green Bay, Wis.-to -Cancun service mainly because the local airport already had Customs and Border Patrol service, which Green Bay doesn't.


Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press,



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