Southwest Extends Schedule & Launches New Domestic & International Routes with Introductory Fares

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Southwest Schedule 2015

Southwest Airlines Extends Schedule & Announces New Routes & Introductory Fares

Southwest Airlines generally only opens up their calendar for booking 5-7 months out. Thankfully they have now extended their booking calendar through August 7, 2015. While it doesn’t cover all summer travel, at least it allows for some planning.

New Routes Launched & Introductory Fare Sale

Along with the extension of their schedule, Southwest announced  a number of new routes. For the following new domestic routes, Southwest is offering special pricing through December 22, 2014.

New nonstop service begins June 7, 2015, between:

Indianapolis and Los Angeles (LAX)        

Once daily          

as low as $139 one-way

Los Angeles (LAX) and Portland, Ore.    

Twice daily             

as low as $69 one-way

Oakland and Nashville            

Once daily            

as low as $149 one-way

Oakland and New Orleans       

Once daily              

as low as $149 one-way

New nonstop service begins June 28, 2015, between:

Austin and Orange County/Santa Ana   

Once daily          

as low as $119 one-way

Austin and St. Louis                             

Once daily        

as low as $89 one-way

Indianapolis and Boston Logan          

Twice daily       

as low as $89 one-way

In addition to the above mentioned domestic routes, Southwest announced and began selling tickets for a new flight from Orange County/Santa Ana to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and a seasonal Saturday only service from BWI to Los Cabos, Mexico.

They also will launch a new route from Baltimore to San Jose, Costa Rica in March and from Houston’s Hobby airport to Belize City in October. All of these routes are subject to government approvals.

Increased Seasonal Flights

With the summer schedule released, Southwest has also announced a number of seasonal flights beginning on June 7, 2015. The routes are as follows:

Albany and Denver                                          

Once on Saturdays

Albuquerque and Orlando                                 

Once Daily Service

Austin and Portland, OR                                   

Once Daily Service*

Austin and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico              

Once Daily Service

Atlanta and Seattle/Tacoma                                              

Once Daily Service

Baltimore/Washington (BWI) and Portland, OR           

Once Daily Service

Boise and Chicago (Midway)                                    

Once Daily Service

Chicago (Midway) and Portland, Maine                      

Once on Saturdays

Houston (Hobby) and Portland, OR                            

Once Daily Service

Houston (Hobby) and Salt Lake City                           

Once on Saturdays

Houston (Hobby) and Seattle/Tacoma                          

Twice Daily Service

Kansas City and Seattle/Tacoma                                 

Once Daily Service

Los Angeles (LAX) and Omaha                                     

Once Daily Service

Las Vegas and Manchester                                           

Once on Saturdays

Nashville and Seattle/Tacoma                                         

Once Daily Service

Norfolk/Virginia Beach and Tampa Bay                             

Once on Saturdays

Seattle/Tacoma and St. Louis                                         

Once Daily Service

Spokane and Chicago (Midway)                                       

Once Daily Service

*effective June 28, 2015

For more information about the routes and the full terms regarding introductory rates, please see the original press release.

Conclusion

While these announcements are minor, it is good to see a new international city added, especially one on the West Coast. The schedule extension is nice as well and allows for some summer vacation planning!

Are you planning to fly on any of the newly announced routes? Let me know in the comments!


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