Southwest is finally coming to Miami and Palm Springs

Southwest Airlines made this announcement:

Southwest Airlines today announced plans to bring its Customers two new destinations later this year by initiating service year-round to both Miami International Airport (MIA), and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), subject to requisite government approvals.

Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly shared news of the additional service points on the carrier’s route map in a weekly video message to the Company’s Employees:

Each airport fits our route system exceptionally well. Palm Springs is a great California destination. Southwest has long carried more Customers to, from, and within the Golden State than any other airline.

Just as we serve multiple airports in metro areas across the country, South Florida is ripe for another. Miami will complement, and augment, existing South Florida service we have in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and West Palm Beach. Miami already sees some Southwest aircraft on a weekly basis as part of our maintenance program, so adding an ability for our Customers to travel there with us is a win.