Southwest Airlines begins more than a dozen new routes this week

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N8716B (msn 42544) LAS (Ken Petersen). Image: 941280.

Southwest Airlines this week will begin operating more than a dozen new nonstop routes across North America. San Jose, California saw six new nonstop routes take off on Sunday, April 8, adding more nonstop routes from the Bay Area to cities across the United States.

New Nonstop Flights Connect California With More Places

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, Southwest® inaugurated service on 11 new routes between cities throughout California and cities across the United States. The nonstop flights will take Customers between:

San Jose, California and Boise
San Jose, California and Houston
San Jose, California and Spokane
San Jose, California and St. Louis
San Jose, California and New Orleans (Flights operate on Sundays)
San Jose, California and Albuquerque (Flights operate on Sundays)
San Francisco   and Austin
Sacramento       and Austin
Sacramento       and St. Louis
Oakland              and Newark
San Diego           and Newark

Also on Sunday, the carrier also began new intra-Florida service between Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Jacksonville. The flights operate three times a day. Additionally, Southwest celebrated new daily nonstop flights between Raleigh/Durham and Kansas City, and Sunday-only nonstop service between Austin and Indianapolis.

New Saturday Service
On Saturday, April 14, the carrier will begin weekly service on Saturdays between Oakland and Orlando, marking the first time Southwest has connected the Bay Area and Orlando with nonstop service. The service will be offered daily beginning July 15, 2018.

New Seasonal Service
Also on April 14, 2018, the carrier will begin seasonal weekly service on Saturdays between Kansas City and Pensacola and between Orlando and Oklahoma City. Southwest will also begin weekly nonstop service on Saturdays between Phoenix and New York (LaGuardia). The service will continue until June 2, 2018.

New International Gateways Open
Southwest is also beginning its international journey from two new gateway cities. On Saturday, April 14, the carrier will begin weekly seasonal service on Saturdays between Columbus and Cancun and between New Orleans and Cancun.

Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N8716B (msn 42544) LAS (Ken Petersen). Image: 941280.

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