Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Southwest Airlines Announces New Routes!

A Southwest Airlines 737-700 Landing at SeaTac Airport
On Monday Southwest Airlines released its schedule through June 2014 and with it came several additions.

The first was a increase in San Diego service, adding nonstop flights to Portland Oregon, Seattle, New Orleans and Orlando.

The New Orleans flight will begin on April 8th 2014 while the Portland, Seattle and Orlando flights will begin on June 8th 2014.
An Skywest CRJ-900.

This comes as an interesting move as Delta has also recently announced plans to begin nonstop service to San Diego from Seattle with four flights a day using its regional carrier Skywest Airlines with there CRJ-900's. The Delta flights will begin just 6 days before the Southwest one does.

Southwest also announced plans to continue its service to Cabo using its own metal over AirTran from Austin Texas. The flights will be operated three times a week. Austin will also get a new daily nonstop flight to Portland.

Other new nonstop flights that were announced for Portland were Houston Hobby, Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington. The above mentioned San Diego flights will be twice a day.

As Southwest moves to the final phases of its integration with AirTran it announced all new flights from Atlanta that includes service to Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh.