Southwest Airlines Launching Several New Routes

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Southwest Airlines just announced their new 2016 flight schedule by extending its schedule to March 8, 2016, and is offering flights starting at $49 each way. In addition to the extended schedule they are adding several new routes, which means more non-stop flights for their customers.


Below is a look at some of the new routes that they are launching:

Burbank to San Francisco (three times daily); Sacramento to Boise (once daily); Indianapolis to Chicago (Midway) (twice daily); Little Rock to St. Louis (twice daily).

The schedule extension also brings new seasonal nonstop service, including once-daily flights connecting Phoenix with Ft. Lauderdale, and Grand Rapids with Tampa Bay.

For the first time, the carrier will offer new daily seasonal service between Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers and Nashville, as well as new Saturday-only seasonal service between RSW and four cities:  BuffaloDallas Love FieldProvidence, and Washington (Reagan National).  Daily seasonal nonstop service between Grand Rapidsand Fort Myers also returns with this schedule release.

Southwest is offering seasonal Saturday-only nonstop service connecting Orlando with OmahaDetroit and Orlando, as well as Ft. Lauderdale with Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Bottom Line

It’s great to see Southwest expanding their service from all these cities. More flights mean more competition which is great for the customer since there will be price competition which could result in some lower fares from other airlines.

What’s your favorite new route of the ones announced above? Feel free to share below!

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