With 2021 now in full swing, many of us are working hard to keep up with our New Year’s resolutions. Like many of you, I’ve made a resolution to travel more this year and explore new destinations. Luckily, Southwest Airlines is here to help us achieve our resolutions as two new destinations go for sale in California. Today, Southwest is publishing initial flight schedules to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) and Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), furthering Southwest’s commitment to The Golden State as its largest carrier and offering Customers throughout the network more travel options. With the publication of SBA and FAT, Southwest will serve 13 destinations in California, including Palm Springs (PSP) which launched last year.
Beginning April 12, 2021, Southwest will commence service to Santa Barbara, providing Customers the chance to visit everything the city has to offer, from renowned Spanish architecture to stunning beaches on the West Coast’s longest stretch of south-facing coastline. Customers will be able to access SBA via one daily flight to both Denver (DEN) and Oakland (OAK) and three daily flights to Las Vegas (LAS), which will allow connections to more than 50 airports in the Southwest network. Book your next trip now on Southwest.com.
Beginning April 25, 2021, Southwest will commence service to Fresno with one daily flight to DEN and three daily flights to LAS, giving local Fresnans access to more than 50 airports in the network through various connecting opportunities. With Fresno’s location in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, Customers across the country can visit the famous Forestiere Underground Gardens or one of the three nearby National Parks, including Sequoia National Park, home to the world’s largest tree. Book your next trip now on Southwest.com.
As we unwind from the excitement of entering a new year and look to the warmer months ahead, it’s time to get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions and start planning that well-deserved travel. Whether it’s visiting family and friends or exploring a new destination, Southwest has you covered. Customers will have even more access to Southwest’s low fares and world-class Hospitality in California with the addition of SBA and FAT and the experiences both offer. So tell your family, tell your friends, and head over to Southwest.com to book your next getaway today.
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With the fall season now upon us, our heads have become filled with thoughts of fall foliage, cooler temperatures, and enjoying pumpkin-flavored, well, everything. To go along with these seasonal changes, Southwest is pleased to announce new destinations to our network. So, go grab that pumpkin spice coffee and muffin and let us take you a journey!
New Dots, Fun Spots!
At the beginning of September, Southwest announced our intent to serve both Palm Springs, CA (PSP) and Miami, FL (MIA). Well, today is the day both destinations are now bookable on Southwest.com! Hurry and book now for fares as low as $39 one-way! (Full fares rules and terms and conditions are available on Southwest.com.)
Year-round service to PSP and MIA will commence on November 15, offering Customers access to two new destinations, which complement our existing route system exceptionally well. Nonstop service will be offered from:
PSP – Denver, CO (DEN), Oakland, CA (OAK), and Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
MIA – Baltimore, MD (BWI), Chicago, IL (MDW), Houston, TX (HOU), and Tampa, FL (TPA)
But that’s not all! For those of you who are already looking past fall and ready for that snowy, winter weather, we’re pleased to announce the addition of another new destination to the Southwest network: Montrose (Telluride), CO (MTJ). Located in Western Colorado, Montrose serves as the gateway to Telluride, CO, and its world-class skiing. Similar to Steamboat Springs, CO (HDN), Montrose service will be seasonal, starting on December 19 with daily service to DEN and weekend-only service to DAL. Service will run through April 5, giving our Customers ample time to hit the slopes and enjoy everything Western Colorado has to offer!
Southwest Airlines announces new service to Montrose (Telluride), CO. Flights to Montrose, as well as previously announced service to Steamboat Springs (Hayden), CO, beginning Dec. 19, 2020
International Service Milestones
The fun continues as today marks a major milestone for one of the largest (and hottest) destinations in our network: PHX. Our first International service from Sky Harbor International Airport begins today, with daily service to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico (SJD), and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR). These additions further our commitment to the Valley of the Sun and taking Phoenicians where they want to go (especially when they want to escape that dry heat!)
Today also marks the return of Southwest to PVR for the first time since international operations were halted in late-March due to border closures and travel restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Customers will once again be able to access all Puerto Vallarta has to offer, including its famous beaches situated on the Pacific Ocean’s Bahia de Banderas. Initial service is being offered from PHX and HOU, both of which will provide ample connecting opportunities for Customers throughout the Network.
In addition to our new destinations, Southwest is pleased to add new routes to our schedule.
Get excited—we are adding 18 new routes, including six new routes in HOU. HOU will see new service to Cincinnati (CVG), Cleveland (CLE), Detroit (DTW), Fort Myers (RSW), Reno (RNO), and Wichita, KS (ICT).
In 2021, Stations such as Cincinnati (CVG), Detroit (DTW), and Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) will see new or returning service to warmer-weather destinations to the south.
As we move forward and focus on our ability to adapt during these challenging times, Southwest will continue to monitor the current and future aviation landscape and adjust schedules as necessary to offer our Customers great connections, a comfortable journey with unmatched flexibility, and of course, our friendly policies. For more information, visit Southwest.com.
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