Southwest’s Fall/Winter Schedule Doesn’t Include Hawaii Routes … Yet

Nov 5, 2018

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Wheels up! Southwest Airlines began flying a number of new routes Sunday, Nov. 4, and returned an additional roster of seasonal routes to its fall and winter schedule.

The expansion includes a number of additions for LaGuardia, Washington, DC’s Reagan National as well as for San Jose. The East Coast additions come courtesy of Virgin America’s demise (RIP): Southwest was able to secure slots at LaGuardia (LGA) and Washington Reagan National (DCA) from Alaska Airlines, which is downsizing its presence in the two northeast airports.

Southwest now also flies nonstop between LGA and New Orleans (MSY), and has added two weekend-only routes to Florida that will launch this upcoming weekend. Washington, DC’s Reagan National (DCA) will also enjoy nonstop service to Oklahoma City.

On the West Coast, Southwest has increased its traffic through the San Jose and Burbank airports, adding both new routes and expanding existing availability.

The only nonstop route that was cut from the line-up was Portland – Orange County, CA, which ended Saturday, Nov. 3. A connecting route is still available.

The full list of updates is as follows:

New Routes Out of New York (LGA):

  • NEW: New Orleans (MSY): Daily service began Nov. 4
  • NEW: Orlando (MCO): Saturday-only service begins Nov. 10
  • NEW: West Palm Beach (PBI): Saturday-only service begins Nov. 10
  • EXISTING: Dallas (DAL): Five daily round-trip flights as of Nov. 4, up from four previously
  • EXISTING: Denver (DEN): Three daily round-trip flights as of Nov. 4, up from two previously
  • EXISTING: Kansas City (MCI): Two daily round-trip flights as of Nov. 4, up from one previously

Washington, DC (DCA):

  • NEW: Oklahoma (OKC): Daily service began Nov. 4
  • EXISTING: Dallas (DAL): Five daily round-trip flights as of Nov. 4, up from four previously
  • EXISTING: Nashville (BNA): Four daily round-trip flights as of Nov. 4, up from three previously

San Jose (SJC):

  • NEW: Tucson (TUS): Daily service (except Saturdays) began Nov. 4
  • EXISTING: Orange County (SNA): 11 daily round-trip flights as of Nov. 4, up from 10 previously
  • EXISTING: Portland (PDX): Eight daily round-trip flights as of Nov. 4, up from six previously

Burbank, CA (BUR):

  • NEW: Chicago (MDW): Daily service (except Saturdays) began Nov. 4
  • NEW: Houston (HOU): Daily service (except Saturdays) began Nov. 4

Chicago Midway (MDW):

  • NEW: Cabo San Lucas (SJD): Weekend-only service began Nov. 4

Long Beach, CA (LGB):

  • NEW: Las Vegas (LAS): Three daily round-trip weekday flights will be added to existing weekend-only service, starting Nov. 4
  • NEW: Sacramento (SMF): Four daily round-trip flights as of Nov. 4, up from two previously

Denver (DEN):

  • NEW: Lubbock (LBB): Daily service (except Saturday) began Nov. 4
  • EXISTING: El Paso (ELP): Sunday-only service began Oct. 7 and became daily service on Nov. 4

Houston Hobby (HOU):

  • NEW: Sacramento (SMF): Sunday-only service began Nov. 4
  • NEW: Philadelphia (PHL): Sunday-only service began Nov. 4

The following fall/winter daily service routes resumed on Nov. 4:

  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Belize (BZE)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Grand Cayman (GCM)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Turks and Caicos (PLS)
  • Denver (DEN) – Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
  • Houston Hobby (HOU) – Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
  • St. Louis (STL) – Cancun (CUN)

Other seasonal routes scheduled to resume in November include:

  • Albany (ALB) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Aruba (AUA) – Houston Hobby (HOU)
  • Austin (AUS) – Cancun (CUN)
  • Hartford (BDL) – Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
  • Nashville (BNA) – Cancun (CUN)
  • Boston (BOS) – Orlando (MCO)
  • Baltimore (BWI) – Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
  • Baltimore (BWI) – San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
  • Denver (DEN) – Belize (BZE)
  • Columbus, OH (CMH) – Cancun (CUN)
  • Indianapolis (IND) – Cancun (CUN)
  • San Antonio (SAT) – Cancun (CUN)
  • Des Moines (DSM) – Phoenix (PHX)
  • Detroit (DTW) – Orlando (MCO)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Milwaukee (MKE)
  • Grands Rapids (GRR) – Orlando (MCO)
  • Grand Rapids (GRR) – Fort Myers (RSW)
  • Orlando (MCO) – Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
  • Orlando (MCO) – Oklahoma City (OKC)
  • New Orleans (MSY) – Sacramento (SMF)
  • Rochester, NY (ROC) – Tampa (TPA)

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