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Southwest Airlines publishes Summer 2018 flight schedule

Southwest Airlines publishes Summer 2018 flight schedule

Southwest Airlines Co. is looking forward to summer 2018 as autumn sets in across the U.S. The airline 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:

Oakland and Indianapolis
Oakland and Minneapolis
Oakland and Orlando

“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:

San Antonio and Oakland
San Antonio and Ft. Lauderdale

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:

Pittsburgh and Cancun
Raleigh-Durham and Cancun

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:

Denver and Charleston, S.C.
Chicago and San Juan, Puerto Rico
Omaha and Orlando

Beginning June 9, 2018, the carrier will offer new seasonal service on Saturdays between:

Boise and Dallas
Denver and Panama City, Fla.
Tulsa and Orlando

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