Southwest announces its schedule through August 2021 including the return to Houston (IAH) and Jackson, MS

Southwest Airlines extended its bookable flight schedule through August 16, 2021, giving Customers an ability to start booking summer vacations today. As Southwest® continues growing; it will welcome two new airports to its network, returning to both Jackson, Miss., and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Today’s publication includes initial flight schedules for service from Houston (Bush) beginning April 12, 2021. Additionally, the carrier will begin serving Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson, Miss. on June 6, 2021.

HOUSTON (BUSH) SERVICE BEGINS APRIL 12, 2021
Nearly 50 years after its first flight, Southwest will return to the airport it first served in Houston, Texas, George Bush Intercontinental in April 2021. This additional service at the city’s north side airport will complement Southwest’s longtime Houston operation at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

Starting April 12, 2021, Southwest Customers will be able to fly between Houston (Bush) and five destinations nonstop: Chicago (Midway), Dallas (Love Field), DenverNashville, and New Orleans.  These new flights are available for purchase now at Southwest.com:

Fly daily between

Houston (Bush) and:

Initial service nonstop each day up to:

One-way fare as low as:

Chicago (Midway)

2 flights each way

$79

Dallas (Love Field)

6 flights each way

$29

Denver

3 flights each way

$79

Nashville 

3 flights each way

$69

New Orleans

4 flights each way

$29

The number of seats, days, and markets for these fares are limited. 

Southwest first served Houston through George Bush Intercontinental, a point in the iconic “Texas Triangle” of original airports linked together on its first day of its operation, June 18, 1971. Southwest served Intercontinental until 1972 and again between 1980 and 2005.

Since landing in Houston, the airline has grown to become one of the largest employers in the city, employing nearly 4,000 People. Additionally, the carrier has also grown to become Hobby Airport’s largest airline, offering up to 161 flights a day to nearly 70 destinations across the United StatesCaribbean, and Latin America.

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI SERVICE BEGINS JUNE 6, 2021
Also returning to the Southwest map in 2021 is Jackson, Miss., with service beginning on June 6, 2021. Southwest will serve Mississippi for Customers across the country through three nonstop routes to and from JacksonAtlanta, Baltimore/Washington, and Houston (Hobby).

Fly daily between

Jackson and:

Initial service nonstop each day up to:

One-way fare as low as:

Atlanta

3 flights each way

$49

Baltimore/Washington

1 flight each way

$79

Houston (Hobby)

3 flight each way

$49

The number of seats, days, and markets for these fares are limited. 

Southwest previously served Jackson from 1997 to 2014.

LONG BEACH GROWS WITH NEW ROUTES
Southwest will invest more service in Long Beach, Calif., bringing more destinations from the carrier’s fifth airport served in the L.A. Basin and giving travelers across the carrier’s expansive network easier and quicker access to Long Beach. Today, the carrier announced new daily service nonstop between Long Beach and five airports beginning March 11, 2021: Dallas (Love Field), Houston (Hobby), Chicago (Midway), Reno, and St. Louis.

Fly daily between

Long Beach and:

Initial service nonstop each day up to:

One-way fare as low as:

Houston (Hobby)

1 flight each way

(March 11-April 11)

Then, 2 flights each way

$69

Chicago (Midway)

1 flight each way

(March 11-April 11)

Then, 2 flights each way

$69

St. Louis

1 flight each way

$89

Reno*

1 flight each way

$39

Dallas (Love Field)

1 flight each way

$69

*Previously scheduled to operate during December 2020-peak travel period.

The number of seats, days, and markets for these fares are limited. 

Also on March 11, 2021, Southwest will begin previously announced daily service nonstop between Long Beach and Honolulu.

FLORIDA’S NEW FLIGHTS
Miami
Spring also will bring new ways to reach South Florida with additional nonstop service to Miami. Effective March 11, 2021, Southwest will offer twice daily nonstop service between Miami and Nashville for as low as $79 one-way** and twice daily service between Miami and Denver for as low as $89 one-way**.

**The number of seats, days, and markets for these fares are limited. See a full list of fares, fare rules, and terms and conditions below and at Southwest.com.

Sarasota/Bradenton
March will bring more nonstop routes allowing Customers to reach Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida. Effective March 13, 2021, Southwest will offer weekly service on Saturdays between:

Sarasota/Bradenton and Columbus, Ohio,
Sarasota/Bradenton and Indianapolis, &
Sarasota/Bradenton and Pittsburgh

NEW FLIGHTS TO INTERNATIONAL SITES
In April 2021, Southwest will add a third destination in Mexico nonstop from the carrier’s newest international gateway, Phoenix. Effective April 12, 2021, the carrier will offer once daily nonstop service between Phoenix and Cancun, joining Southwest’s existing service from Phoenix to both Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.

Returning International Service
Southwest will resume daily nonstop service on March 11, 2021, between Houston (Hobby) and Cozumel, Mexico, and between both Houston (Hobby) and Chicago (Midway) and Montego BayJamaica, and weekly service on Saturdays between both ColumbusOhio and San Antonio and Cancun.

MOUNTAIN ESCAPES FOR WINTER AND SPRING
Customers looking to take advantage of a winter getaway will soon be able to visit two new seasonal winter destinations in Colorado. Beginning Dec. 19, 2020 and continuing through April 5, 2021, Southwest will offer up to three daily round trip flights between Denverand Steamboat Springs (Hayden), and between Denverand Montrose (Telluride). Additionally, the carrier will offer one round trip on Saturdays and Sundays between Dallas (Love Field) and both Montrose (Telluride) and Steamboat Springs (Hayden).

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