Southwest Airlines expands international options with new nonstop routes from Kansas City and Long Beach airports

Southwest Airlines expands international options with new nonstop routes from Kansas City and Long Beach airports

  • Airline publishes flight schedule through Nov. 4, 2023, offering up to 4,575 flights a day;
  • Adds more international service from Kansas City, Mo.;
  • Plus, Southwest goes to the Northwest from Long Beach with nonstop service to Boise, Idaho, and Portland, Ore. 

DALLAS, TX, 2023-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is preparing for October travel by extending its flight schedule through Nov. 4, 2023, and making the airline’s robust flight schedule available for booking at

Kansas City Travelers Have More International Options

On the heels of Kansas City, Mo., opening its new state-of-the-art terminal last week, Southwest® is boosting its international offering with the addition of two nonstop routes.

Effective Oct. 7, 2023, Southwest will offer seasonal service on Saturdays between:

Kansas City, Mo. and Montego Bay, Jamaica*

Kansas City, Mo. and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos*

*Subject to government approval

Both new routes complement the carrier’s existing service between Kansas City and Cancun which seasonally adjusts to daily service beginning Oct. 5, 2023.

Long Beach Sees Southwest Growing to the Northwest

Southwest continues bringing more service to its Long Beach, Calif., Customers. Today, the airline added two new destinations for Southern California travelers linking them to the Pacific Northwest.

Effective Oct. 7, 2023 Southwest will offer the nonstop service on Saturdays and Sundays between:

Long Beach, Calif. and Boise, Idaho

Beach, Calif. and Portland, Ore.

The airline is also celebrating today’s start of daily nonstop service between Long Beach and Kansas City, and will soon inaugurate service between previously announced routes including:

Beginning Date Travel between Long Beach and Frequency
July 11, 2023 Colorado Springs, Colo.
El Paso, Texas
July 15, 2023 Orlando, Fla. Saturdays
Sept. 5, 2023 Albuquerque, N.M. Daily

Previously announced service

More Flights Landing in Denver

Southwest is bringing more flights to Denver. Already its busiest airport operation, the carrier will grow even more with seven additional flights in October, offering up to 310 departures a day beginning on Oct. 5, 2023. As Southwest looks ahead to the fall, it’s also preparing to begin nonstop service on Saturdays between Denver and San Jose, Costa Rica, which launches this weekend.

Early Fall Getaways

Several nonstop routes return to the Southwest Airlines® route map beginning Oct. 5, 2023. To view a list of these flights, please visit this link on the airline’s newsroom,

These flights, and the carrier’s full schedule, can be purchased today at

About Southwest Airlines Co.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates one of the world’s most admired and awarded airlines, offering its one-of-a-kind value and Hospitality at 121 airports across 11 countries. Southwest took flight in 1971 to democratize the sky through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel and now carries more air travelers flying nonstop within the United States than any other airline1. Based in Dallas and famous for an Employee-first corporate Culture, Southwest maintains an unprecedented record of no involuntary furloughs or layoffs in its history. By empowering its more than 66,0002 People to deliver unparalleled Hospitality, the maverick airline cherishes a passionate loyalty among as many as 130 million Customers carried a year. That formula for success brought industry-leading prosperity and 47 consecutive years3 of profitability for Southwest Shareholders (NYSE: LUV). Southwest leverages a unique legacy and mission to serve communities around the world including harnessing the power of its People and Purpose to put communities at the Heart of its success. Learn more by visiting Southwest is also continuing to develop tangible steps toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, including offering Customers an opportunity to help the airline offset its carbon emissions. To be part of the solution, visit

1) U.S. Dept. of Transportation most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded
2) Fulltime-equivalent active Employees
3) 1973-2019 annual profitability

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