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Time for a ‘Funner’ Summer: Jackson, Miss., Hawaii, and More!


It is officially summer, at least from the Southwest schedule perspective! Yesterday, we began operating our June Base schedule. This schedule extension celebrates the most new markets beginning on one day in the last 10 years! On top of increased service to summer and newly added leisure destinations, yesterday marked the first wave of Southwest’s expansion into Hawaii, with Las Vegas (LAS) and Los Angeles (LAX) becoming gateways to the islands in addition to expanded service from San Diego (SAN). We are also delighted to resume service into two international cities: San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica. Finally, we welcome a previous Southwest destination back to the Southwest Family!


We are excited to return Southwest Hospitality to Jackson, Miss. (JAN). Last flown in 2014, Southwest will return Jackson, Miss. service to Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Houston (Hobby) (HOU), and Orlando (MCO). Additionally, Southwest will connect our Customers in Jackson with Atlanta (ATL) on a nonstop basis for the first time. We will serve Atlanta and Houston with three trips daily Monday through Friday and twice daily on Saturday and Sunday, Baltimore/Washington with one trip each day, and Orlando with one trip on Saturday and Sunday. These markets will allow our Jackson, Miss. Customers to connect to a wide variety of leisure and business destinations across the network.


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 “Southwest aircraft taxis through a water cannon salute—Stephen M. Keller.”


Jackson, Miss. is also an exciting destination to visit! If you are a history or nature buff, the Capitol of Mississippi is home to a wide variety of history, art, and science museums. Jackson, Miss. is also conveniently located along the Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile scenic drive that cuts across the entire State of Mississippi and features numerous overlooks, waterfalls, swamps, and historical places worthy of a social media post. If you are up for another road trip, you can explore the mighty Mississippi River along the Great River Road. After a day of sightseeing, you can head back to Jackson, Miss. to enjoy the eateries and entertainment venues of the hip Fondren district.


Whether you are looking to ride the waves this summer or explore a new destination now that Southwest has landed back in The Magnolia State, head on over to to book your travel today!