WHY IT RATES: Travel agents with clients who fly with Southwest will have an expanded schedule to sell on 2019 itineraries.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer.
Southwest Airlines Co. announced its bookable flight schedule has been extended through June 8, 2019. The extension brings an additional new nonstop route linking San Jose, Calif., and El Paso once weekly on Sundays beginning April 14, 2019, as well as resuming Sunday service between San Jose, Calif., and New Orleans.
Seasonal Service Resumes
The carrier will resume daily seasonal service on April 8, 2019, between Dallas Love Field and Pensacola, Fla. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Southwest will also resume seasonal service on Saturdays between:
—Albuquerque and Orlando
—Boston and Orlando
—Charleston, S.C., and Denver
—New Orleans and Cancun
—Kansas City, Mo., and Pensacola, Fla.
Fall Flights – Ready for Take Off!
In the coming days, the carrier’s previously-published autumn 2018 schedule will begin to take flight. Beginning Oct. 3, 2018, Southwest will operate nonstop service between:
—Columbus, Ohio, and Houston (Hobby)
—Louisville, Ky., and Houston (Hobby)
—Memphis and Denver
—Albany and Las Vegas*
*This seasonal flight operates every day except on Saturdays
On Saturday, October 6, 2018, the carrier also will begin seasonal nonstop service weekly on Saturdays between Cleveland and Orlando, and Milwaukee and Fort Myers, Florida. The following day, the carrier will launch Sunday-only service between Oklahoma City and Nashville, Denver and El Paso, and Oakland, California and Tucson, Arizona.
In its 48th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 57,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually, in recent years.
Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. During peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000-weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.
Southwest has announced its intention to sell tickets in 2018 for service to Hawaii, subject to requisite governmental approvals.
For more information, reach out to your local travel agent.
SOURCE: Southwest Airlines Co. press release.
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