Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today published its flight schedule through Aug. 6, 2018. The schedule includes new options for California Customers who use Oakland International Airport, and Texas travelers, as well as new gateways to Cancun.
Investment in the Bay Area
Beginning July 15, 2018, the carrier will offer daily nonstop service between:
1Route is currently available on Saturdays through July 14.
“Our decades of investment in California air service continues with new, relevant, nonstop options for Southwest’s East Bay Customers,” said Andrew Watterson, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer. “We’re connecting Californians with time-saving value at low fares and with hospitality that’s built on a foundation of doing what’s right for our Customers.”
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Alamo City Additions
For the first time, beginning on July 8, 2018, the carrier will offer nonstop service daily between:
Also from San Antonio, Southwest will resume its seasonal daily service to and from Cancun on June 7, 2018.
Service Adjustments in Michigan
The carrier has made the difficult decision to exit Flint, Mich. (FNT), with the last day of service on June 6, 2018. There will be no Customer impact with today’s decision as tickets won’t be available for sale past the last day of service. However, Southwest remains committed to Michigan with a wide portfolio of destinations available from Detroit and Grand Rapids. Southwest’s 14 FNT Employees will be offered positions elsewhere within the Company.
International Service Grows
Going for Grand in Houston
Southwest announced today that it’s adding seasonal weekly service on Saturdays beginning June 9, 2018, between Houston and one of the carriers’ newest destinations, Grand Cayman (subject to government approvals).
On Saturdays in June, Southwest will offer 18 flights between Houston and 10 international destinations.
Cancun Continues Growing
Thanks to a growing demand for nonstop routes to Cancun, Southwest will add two new international gateways to its domestic route map.
Beginning Saturday, June 9, 2018, the carrier will offer seasonal service on Saturdays between:
*Subject to requiste government approvals
In June, Southwest will offer 27 departures to and from Cancun on Saturdays to 16 cities across the United States, its largest-ever schedule for Cancun.
More Flights to The Bahamas
Also beginning Sunday, June 10, 2018, the carrier will add service between Baltimore/Washington and Nassau, The Bahamas, complementing its Saturday service and daily service between Ft. Lauderdale and Nassau.
New and Resuming Seasonal Service
Beginning June 7, 2018, the carrier will resume daily service in the following seasonal markets:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Beginning June 9, 2018, the carrier will offer new seasonal service on Saturdays between:
Panama City, Fla.