Southwest Airlines extends flight schedule through early 2019

Southwest's updated 2018 "Arizona One"

Southwest Airlines has extended its bookable flight schedule through January 6, 2019. The new schedule brings several new nonstop options between cities that have not previously been offered on Southwest Airlines. Today’s extension includes the airline’s holiday schedule, allowing Customers to get an early start on holiday travel planning.

Going Big in the Big Apple

Beginning November 4, 2018, Southwest will add new nonstop service between:

New York (LaGuardia) and New Orleans

New York (LaGuardia) and West Palm Beach, Florida.*

New York (LaGuardia) and Orlando*

*Service is offered on Saturdays beginning November 10, 2018

Also on November 4, 2018, Southwest will add one additional weekday nonstop flight between:

New York (LaGuardia) and Dallas (An increase to five weekday nonstop flights)

New York (LaGuardia) and Denver (An increase to three weekday nonstop flights)

New York (LaGuardia) and Kansas City, Mo. (An increase to two weekday nonstop flights)

By the end of November 2018, Southwest will offer up to 35 flights a day from LaGuardia.

More Southwest Heart in the Nation’s Capital

Southwest grows its service in the Nation’s Capital with new nonstop service. Beginning Nov. 4, 2018, the carrier will link Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) and Oklahoma City with daily nonstop service. On the same day, the carrier is also adding one additional flight on the following routes:

Between Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) and Nashville (An increase to four weekday roundtrip flights)

Between Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) and Dallas (An increase to five weekday roundtrip flights)

California Service Options Expand

Even More for San Jose

Southwest continues expanding in northern California with more flights to and from San Jose, Calif. By the end of November 2018, the carrier will offer up to 99 departures a day to 24 destinations. Starting November 4, 2018, Southwest will add new nonstop service Sundays through Fridays between San Jose, Calif. and Tucson, Ariz.  Additionally, the carrier will now offer eight weekday roundtrips between San Jose, Calif. and Portland, Ore., an increase of two flights each weekday, and 12 nonstop flights weekdays between San Jose, Calif. and Orange County/Santa Ana, also an increase of two flights each weekday.

Burbank Grows

The carrier is adding more options for travelers to reach key Southern California cities on Nov. 4, 2018, including new and returning nonstop flights between:

Burbank and Houston (Hobby) (Flights operate Sunday through Friday)

Burbank and Chicago (Midway) (Flights operate Sunday through Friday)**

**The carrier previously offered this route in 2005.

More Flights from Long Beach

Responding to demands for more service from Long Beach, the carrier is adding more flights.

Between September 5 and October 31, 2018, Southwest will operate two additional nonstop flights on weekdays between Long Beach and Sacramento. The carrier will now offer four weekday roundtrips between the two cities. Additionally, the carrier will add three weekday flights between Long Beach and Las Vegas. This service complements its existing weekend service between both cities.

More Service to More Places

Beginning November 4, the carrier will add daily nonstop service between Denver and Lubbock and service Sunday through Friday between Denver and El Paso, an increase from its Sunday only service that begins on October 7, 2018. Also starting on Sunday, November 4, the airline will add weekly service on Sundays between both Houston (Hobby) and Philadelphia and Sacramento.

International Service
Cuba Service Expands
Effective August 7, 2018, Southwest will expand its service between the United States and Cuba with a third daily nonstop flight between Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Havana.

More Passport Stamp Opportunities from Chicago
Effective Sun., November 4, 2018, Southwest will begin international service on weekends between Chicago(Midway) and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, subject to government approvals. The new route will complement existing international service between Chicago (Midway) and Cancun, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Daily Service Resumes
The carrier will resume seasonal daily international service on Nov. 4, 2018 between:

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Belize
Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Grand Cayman
Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Turks and Caicos
Denver and Puerto Vallarta
Houston (Hobby) and Liberia, Costa Rica
St. Louis and Cancun

Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 WL N955WN (msn 36671) (Arizona One) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941786.

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