Southwest Airlines Announces New Domestic, International Service

US-based Southwest Airline Co, the world’s largest low-cos carrier, is adding new domestic and international service in the next several months.

Carrier extends flight schedule systemwide through early January 2016 and offers ten new international routes including a new, second destination in Costa Rica, as well as new flights connecting U.S. cities from coast to coast

New service between Akron/Canton and Las Vegas will begin Nov. 15, and on Nov. 22, the airline will add daily flights between Orange County/Santa Ana and both St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri.

Southwest Airlines
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In addition, Southwest said that it will offer new international service from Houston Hobby to eight cities by the end of this year.

“Houstonians have endured some of the highest international airfares in the country,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest’s Chairman, President, & CEO, to a crowd assembled at a pop-up beach party featuring international food and music. “Southwest is putting our promise, our People, and our planes on these routes because you deserve lower fares and better service.”

During the upcoming summer travel season, Southwest will offer up to 159 departures a day from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport serving 45 destinations nonstop while contractors, designers, and workers enter the homestretch of constructing a $156 million, five-gate international terminal complex, along with associated City of Houston projects for new parking and roadway improvements.

Effective Oct. 15, new service will connect Hobby with the Mexican destinations of Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.
Other routes will link Hobby to Belize City, Belize, and San Jose, Costa Rica. Beginning Nov. 15, service from Hobby will be added to Liberia, Costa Rica, and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Daily service between Orange County/Santa Ana and both Mexican resort areas of Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos will be augmented by a second, seasonal trip on Saturdays beginning Nov. 7.

The same day, Southwest also begins Saturday-only service between Baltimore/Washington and Liberia, Costa Rica, subject to foreign governmental approval.

The flight schedule extension beginning Nov. 1, 2015, includes recurrent and new seasonal flying as well as new, twice daily service between Indianapolis and New York LaGuardia, daily service between Denver and Cleveland, and new flights between Austin and both Seattle/Tacoma and Boston (Logan).

New service between Akron/Canton and Las Vegas begins daily operation on Nov. 15, 2015, and on Nov. 22, 2015, Southwest will begin daily flights between Orange County/Santa Ana and both St. Louis and Kansas City. – BusinessNewsAsia.com

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