On November 1, we extended our schedule by adding our April Base for 2017, making schedules available through May 8. We’ll extend that schedule even further in about a month. The April Schedule is always our “bridge” going from winter and spring break into summer. This one is no different. With lots of frequency changes and seasonal markets ending, there will be Florida seasonal cuts and a re-distribution of that capacity elsewhere in our big ol’ network. Other than that, there are just a few notable changes we would like to call to your attention. For a complete list, view the “April 2017 Market Changes” attachment below.
We have only two new permanent nonstop markets in this schedule, but they are both VERY promising. We will add daily, permanent Albany-Denver service (which was previously seasonal or weekends-only). For Sundays only, we’ll add nonstop Oklahoma City-Orlando service, timed perfectly to get Oklahomans to Orlando in time to get to their resorts or their families, and departing Orlando not too early but arriving in Oklahoma before sunset.
Thirteen seasonal markets will end next year, and there is one permanent exit—Orange County-Puerto Vallarta. Nine additional daily roundtrip markets will become Saturday- or Sunday-only service.
Our schedules are always changing, and while we’re sad to see some routes go, we’re always happy to welcome new ones into our system. And with this new schedule available, you can get started planning those big spring adventures with Southwest!