Today we opened our new schedule making Southwest Airlines available for sale out through April 24, 2017. We’ve got some great new nonstop markets to look forward to—let’s discuss!
In the domestic network, we will add several new nonstops that are sure to start a few high-fives in the field.
We will add new double-dailies between Newark/Liberty and Ft. Lauderdale! This gets Southwest Airlines into the New York—South Florida market, one of the largest markets in North America (And that’s yet another phrase I never thought I’d write). We will also add new, daily nonstop between Houston/Hobby and Omaha. And seasonally, we have the usual list of eliminations and additions, but one seasonal addition in particular is certain to make a lot of Customers and Employees alike happy—we’re adding nonstop between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Las Vegas! This joins more than 20 other domestic markets we’re adding seasonally—see attached PDF for details.
Internationally, we’ve got some awesome news. Our new service between Oakland and both San Jose Del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta are now available, effective February 12! The Southwest hook-up between the Bay and the Beaches of Mexico makes Oakland our eleventh international gateway. In addition, we’ll add seasonal, weekend service between Denver and Belize, the first time these two airports have ever had nonstop service.
Overall the March/April schedule reflects the travel pattern shift from winter into summer—and, at 3,955 daily departures, continues our inexorable climb to the 4,000 flights-each-day mark. Until we reach that milestone, make plans now to fly in March and April! And if you have questions, as usual I’ll be here to answer.