Southwest Airlines: Additional California Flights & Hawaii Added

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Southwest Airlines has extended its schedule through Nov. 5, 2022, and added several new routes this time around. San Diego and San Jose, California see additional frequencies added. Within Hawaii additional frequencies and new routes and we see Cuba service ramping back up.

Here’s the full recap of the added service in Southwest’s latest schedule update:

Committed to California

Building on a 20-year legacy as the largest carrier of California air travelers, Southwest is setting forth a summer flight schedule that offers more flights in key markets up and down the Golden State, including these weekday schedules beginning June 5:

      San Diego and Sacramento – up to 20 times each way
      San Diego and San Jose – up to 20 times each way
      San Diego and Oakland – up to 14 times each way

Also on June 5, new nonstop service begins once daily between Sacramento and Santa Barbara.

The Way to San Jose

Throughout the summer, Southwest will increase service on these routes between:

      San Jose, Calif. and Las Vegas – weekday service up to 13 times a day each way
      San Jose, Calif. and Long Beach, Calif. – weekday service up to four times each way
      San Jose, Calif. and Orange County/Santa Ana, Calif. – weekday service up to 10 times each way

Northwest by Southwest

Additional access between the Pacific Northwest and the Peninsula/Silicon Valley grows with new Southwest service between San Jose, Calif. and Eugene, Ore., once daily beginning June 5, and with additional flights on existing routes between:

      San Jose and Boise – weekday service twice a day each way
      San Jose and Spokane – weekday service up to twice a day each way
      San Jose and Portland, Ore. – weekday service six times a day each way
      San Jose and Seattle/Tacoma – weekday service six times a day each way

Hawaii with Heart

Recently commemorating three years of serving the Hawaiian Islands, Southwest is increasing the number of flights within the Aloha State to offer interisland service at more times of day to connect people in the islands with business, family, and fun. New, once daily service nonstop between Kahului (Maui) and Lihue (Kauai) begins June 5, with additional flights offered on existing interisland routes.

The carrier’s popular value in providing authorized travel between the U.S. and Cuba is available to more Southwest Customers with a tripling of service from South Florida beginning May 4, roundtrip three times daily on the carrier’s Fort Lauderdale—Havana route. That same week, an additional roundtrip on Saturdays begins May 7 on the Tampa, Fla.—Havana route, to complement daily roundtrip service.

Also check out other recent Southwest Airlines route announcements:

If you’re looking to redeem Rapid Rewards points for these flights, remember Southwest is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards if you need to transfer over some points.

What are your thoughts on these latest route announcements from Southwest? Feel free to share below.

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  1. They didnt mention they cut some flights from Hawaii to the mainland though…

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