Southwest Airlines Chicago (O’Hare) and Colorado Springs Routes

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Following, Southwest Airlines Plans to Serve Chicago (O’Hare) and Houston (Bush Intercontinental) earlier this month, we now hear more details about Southwest plans at Chicago O’Hare including routes and an official launch date. Southwest also shares the same information for another new destination: Colorado Springs.

Both of these additions are a direct result of increased result of leisure flying over business travel, which the airline hopes to capture additional revenue as they enter new markets.

Per Southwest Airlines,

Chicago (O’Hare) service begins February 14, 2021
More than 35 years after landing at Chicago Midway International Airport, Southwest will expand its footprint in the Chicagoland area, adding complementing service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport starting Feb. 14, 2021. The carrier’s initial service will offer 20 departures daily from O’Hare.

  • $39 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Nashville (four times daily);
  • $79 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Baltimore/Washington (four times daily);
  • $89 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Denver (six times daily);
  • $99 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Dallas (Love Field) (four times daily); and
  • $109 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Phoenix (twice daily).

Colorado Springs service begins March 11, 2021
Southwest will also launch service from its fourth destination in Colorado when it takes off from Colorado Springs Municipal Airport on March 11, 2021. The new service links the Pikes Peak region nonstop with up to 13 flights a day to destinations across Southwest’s growing network.

  • $29 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Denver (four times daily);
  • $59 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Las Vegas (twice daily);
  • $59 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Phoenix (twice daily);
  • $69 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Dallas (Love Field) (three times daily); and
  • $89 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Chicago (Midway) (twice daily).

This news comes after Southwest recently announced Plans to Serve Miami and Palm Springs in addition to Montrose (Telluride), all of which come in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and Southwest looking at ways to capitalize on additional revenue in new markets.

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Do you think adding these two new airports to the Southwest Airlines network make sense for the airline in the long run? Feel free to share your thoughts below.

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