Southwest Customers can now fly to eight countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, thanks to our newly expanded network. Our international markets represented approximately 3 percent of our total network capacity3 in 2016. We provided service to Latin America and the Caribbean from 13 gateway airports in the 48 contiguous states.
In August 2016, the Air Transport Agreement between the United States and Mexico was approved. In December, we became the first U.S. carrier to launch new service between the two countries pursuant to this agreement, with flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos (Cabo).
We also began scheduled daily international service from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau, Bahamas and were excited to add Cuba to our route map in late 2016, with daily service to three destinations: Varadero, Havana—our 100th destination served, and Santa Clara.