Southwest Airlines Launches Several New Routes


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Southwest Airlines just announced their new 2016 flight schedule by extending its schedule to Nov. 4, 2016, and is offering flights starting at $69 each way. In addition to the extended schedule they are adding several new routes, which means more non-stop flights for their customers.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines extended its bookable flight schedule through Nov. 4, 2016. Beginning Aug. 7, 2016, the airline is adding new nonstop routes for California Customers, linking the LA Basin nonstop to Pittsburgh (via LAX) and Portland, Ore. (via new service from Ontario and Burbank); connecting San Diego to the Midwest with new, daily nonstop service to Milwaukee; adding transcontinental service between Sacramento and Baltimore/Washington (BWI); and is linking Nashville and Charlotte in the Mid-Atlantic.  Through U.S. Customs and Border Protection Pre-clearance procedures available in The Bahamas, Southwest is also adding international service at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with nonstop service to Nassau, subject to foreign government approval.  

In celebration of the new routes, Southwest is offering these fares for nonstop travel between:

Los Angeles(LAX)and Pittsburgh

with one-way fares as low as $139

Ontarioand Portland, Ore.

with one-way fares as low as $69

Burbankand Portland, Ore.

with one-way fares as low as $69

San Diegoand Milwaukee

with one-way fares as low as $139

Sacramentoand Baltimore/Washington (BWI)

with one-way fares as low as $159

Nashvilleand Charlotte

with one-way fares as low as $69

Ft. Lauderdaleand Nassau, The Bahamas

with one-way travel as low as $58

With the flight schedule extension, the carrier intends to extend year-round its previously seasonal nonstop service between Houston Hobby and both Seattle/Tacoma and Portland, Ore., between Kansas City and Seattle/Tacoma, and between San Diego and St. Louis.

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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