Southwest Airways provides 5 new routes and can restore 16 extra that had been minimize

Southwest Airways is rolling out 5 new nonstop routes as a part of its newest schedule extension, which additionally will see the provider restore 16 nonstop routes that had been minimize.

Southwest passengers can now e book flights via Oct. 4 on among the routes.

California’s Lengthy Seashore Airport (LGB) was the large winner in Thursday’s announcement, touchdown three new routes.

Day by day nonstop service from LGB will start on July 11 to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and El Paso, Texas. The third route – LGB to Albuquerque, New Mexico – begins Sept. 5.

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They be a part of two different two new LGB routes that Southwest had already introduced: day by day service to Kansas Metropolis and seasonal weekend service to Orlando.

LGB is without doubt one of the nation’s few capacity-controlled airports the place airways should acquire “slots” so as to add new flights. Southwest’s newest additions seem to have come as a part of 5 additional slots the airport stated in December that it will add to its capability, in response to the Lengthy Seashore Press-Telegram.

As soon as Southwest’s new LGB flights start, it’s going to serve 22 seasonal and year-round locations from the airport with as much as 45 day by day departures.

Southwest additionally will add two different nonstop flights to its map. Each start Sept. 9, when the airline will add seasonal, Saturday-only service between Austin and Jacksonville, Florida, and between El Paso and Orlando.

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Along with the brand new flights introduced in Thursday’s replace, Southwest will restore 16 routes that had been minimize in recent times – many falling off the schedule throughout the depths of the pandemic. A full record of restored routes is beneath.

The transfer will resuscitate nonstop routes, together with Austin–Pittsburgh, Baltimore–Oakland and Denver–Richmond, Virginia. It follows a pledge by Southwest executives late final 12 months that the provider would start bringing again routes and frequencies as a part of a broader effort to spice up connectivity throughout the corporate’s community.

“It’s a part of our total restoration efforts … responding to demand from Clients,” Southwest spokesperson Dan Landson stated in a press release to TPG.

Moreover, eight seasonal routes will return to the airline’s schedule as deliberate. All function solely on weekends and embrace metropolis pairs corresponding to Buffalo–Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte–Denver; and Chicago Halfway–Reno, Nevada.

Southwest says it isn’t terminating any routes, although some seasonal routes will pause till their deliberate resumption later schedules.

Southwest’s new Lengthy Seashore nonstop routes

  • Albuquerque: Day by day flights start Sept. 5.
  • Colorado Springs: Day by day flights start July 11.
  • El Paso: Day by day flights start July 11.
  • Kansas Metropolis: Day by day flights start March 9 (beforehand introduced).
  • Orlando: Seasonal, Saturday-only flights start July 15 (beforehand introduced).

Southwest’s different new nonstop routes

  • Austin–Jacksonville: Seasonal, Saturday-only flights start Sept. 9.
  • El Paso–Orlando: Seasonal, Saturday-only flights start Sept. 9.

Southwest’s returning nonstop routes

  • Austin–Pittsburgh: Sunday service, resumes Sept. 10
  • Baltimore–Oakland: Day by day service, resumes Sept. 5
  • Charlotte–Houston Pastime: Sunday service, resumes Sept. 10.
  • Dallas Love–Philadelphia: Saturday and Sunday service, resume Sept. 9
  • Denver–Richmond, Virginia: Day by day service, resumes Sept. 5
  • Houston Pastime–Lubbock, Texas: Two Sunday spherical journeys, resumes Sept. 10.
  • Houston Pastime–Ontario, California: Sunday service, resumes Sept. 10.
  • Houston Pastime–Philadelphia: Sunday service, resumes Sept. 10.
  • Houston Pastime–Raleigh/Durham: One flight every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; resumes Sept. 7.
  • Houston Bush Intercontinental–Phoenix: Sunday service, resumes Sept. 10.
  • Las Vegas–Little Rock, Arkansas: Sunday service, resumes Sept. 10.
  • Las Vegas–Minneapolis/St. Paul: Saturday service, resumes Sept. 9.
  • Los Angeles–Portland, Oregon: Saturday and Sunday service, resumes Sept. 9.
  • Lengthy Seashore–New Orleans: Sunday service, resumes Sept. 10.
  • Nashville–Islip/Lengthy Island, New York: Sunday service, resumes Sept. 10.
  • Nashville–Omaha, Nebraska: Sunday service, resumes Sept. 10.

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