Southwest Airlines in Late March Ending Mexico City Flights

Southwest Airlines will drop service to Mexico City this spring and use the financial resources to bolster other routes.

Dallas-based Southwest said it will cease operations at Benito Juarez Mexico City International Airport on March 30.

The carrier, in a statement Thursday, said the resources will be allocated to "better opportunities" in the existing route network.

The partial government shutdown has delayed approval of Southwest's plan to begin flying from California to Hawaii. Federal Aviation Administration regulators who must approve the service remain off the job due to the shutdown, which began Dec. 22.

Southwest began Mexico City service in 2014. The airline will continue to serve other locations in Mexico -- Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.

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