Southwest Airlines launches new routes just in time for the holiday season

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is celebrating autumn by beginning to operate several new routes just in time for the holiday season.

More Options for California Travelers
Northern California Expansion

Southwest continues complementing its robust service for California travelers by strengthening its commitment to San Jose, California. By the end of this month, the carrier will offer up to 98 departures a day to more than two dozen destinations across the United States and Mexico.

To reach that milestone, the carrier began service today (Nov 4, 2018) between:

San Jose, Calif. and Tucson, Ariz. (nonstop itineraries are available Sundays-Fridays)

Starting Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, the carrier will increase the number of weekday flights between:

San Jose, Calif. and Portland, Ore. (eight roundtrips on weekdays, an increase of two flights each weekday)
San Jose, Calif. and OrangeCounty/SantaAna (11 roundtrips on weekdays, an increase of one flight each weekday)

Burbank’s New Flights Take Off
Today, the carrier also added nonstop service between:

Burbank and Houston (Hobby) (nonstop itineraries are available Sundays-Fridays)
Burbank and Chicago (Midway) (nonstop itineraries are available Sundays-Fridays)

Growing In the Nation’s Capital
Southwest is growing its presence at Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National airport with more service. The carrier began nonstop service today between OklahomaCity and Washington, D.C. (Reagan National).

More weekday service begins Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, with one additional roundtrip flight between:

Washington, D.C.(Reagan National) and Nashville (an increase to four weekday roundtrip flights)
Washington, D.C.(Reagan National) and Dallas (an increase to five weekday roundtrip flights)

Nonstop Between the Big Easy and the Big Apple
Beginning today, Southwest began operating daily flights between New York (LaGuardia) and New Orleans.

On Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, the carrier will add one additional frequency on routes it currently serves between:

New York (LaGuardia) and DallasLove Field (an increase to five weekday roundtrip flights)
New York (LaGuardia) and Denver (an increase to three weekday roundtrip flights)
New York (LaGuardia) and Kansas City, Mo. (an increase to two weekday roundtrip flights)

With these new additions, Southwest will offer up to 35 flights a day from LaGuardia.

Passport Stamps for the Holidays
Southwest also began weekend service between Chicago (Midway) and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Mexico.

Additionally, seasonal daily international service returned on routes between:

Austinand Cancun
Denver and Puerto Vallarta
Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Belize
Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Grand Cayman
Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Turks and Caicos
Houston (Hobby) and Liberia, Costa Rica
St. Louis and Cancun

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 2019, the carrier will resume weekly seasonal service on Saturdays between:

Nashville and Cancun
Columbus, Ohio and Cancun
Indianapolis and Cancun

Even More Nonstop Flights Take Off
Today, the carrier began daily nonstop service linking Denver and Lubbock. Additionally, the airline began nonstop flights on Sundays between Houston (Hobby) and Philadelphia and Houston (Hobby) and Sacramento.

Customers may book seats on any of these flights or any of the carrier’s more than 4,000 daily departures through The carrier’s schedule is open through June 8, 2019.

In its 48th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 58,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually, in recent years. Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. During peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries. Southwest has announced its intention to serve Hawaii, subject to requisite governmental approvals.

Southwest coined Transfarency® to describe its purposed philosophy of treating Customers honestly and fairly, and low fares actually staying low. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free® to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some carriers offer free checked bags on select routes or in qualified circumstances), and there are no change fees, though fare differences might apply.

Book Southwest Airlines’ low fares online at Southwest Airlines or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.


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SOURCE: Southwest Airlines Co.