Southwest provides 3 new routes, cuts 1 in newest schedule replace

Southwest Airways‘ presence in Mexico and the Caribbean is getting a lift within the provider’s newest schedule replace.

The airline introduced three new routes — and the elimination of 1 home route — because it prolonged its reserving schedule by means of April 8.

The additions are:

  • Austin-Bergstrom Worldwide Airport (AUS)-Luis Muñoz Marin Worldwide Airport (SJU) in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • St. Louis Lambert Worldwide Airport (STL)-Los Cabos Worldwide Airport (SJD) in Mexico
  • Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)-Philip S.W. Goldson Worldwide Airport (BZE) in Belize

The minimize is:

  • Washington, D.C.’s Dulles Worldwide Airport (IAD)-Chicago’s Halfway Worldwide Airport (MDW)

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Breaking down Southwest’s newest schedule replace

Southwest’s schedule replace will give St. Louis a brand new worldwide vacation spot with Saturday-only flights to Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

The airline additionally will resume quite a lot of different seasonal routes from St. Louis, together with ones to Punta Cana within the Dominican Republic and three Florida locations. Moreover, Southwest is bringing again every day nonstop service between St. Louis and San Francisco on March 7, restoring a route that Southwest dropped in early 2022.

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From Baltimore, Southwest is including new Saturday-only seasonal service to Belize. The airline is also bringing again three different seasonal routes between BWI and the Caribbean. On March 9, Southwest will resume Saturday-only flights to Grand Cayman, Los Cabos and the Turks and Caicos Islands as properly.

The addition of Belize expands Southwest’s worldwide footprint at BWI, the place it now flies to 11 locations throughout Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

The final of Southwest’s new routes introduced Thursday is available in Austin. The fast-growing capital of Texas will get new Saturday-only service to San Juan.

A number of of Southwest’s wintertime seasonal routes additionally will resume in Austin. Amongst these are Saturday-only routes to Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Panama Metropolis, Florida; and Montrose, Colorado. Every day seasonal service to Charleston, South Carolina, returns March 7.

The one minimize for Southwest comes at IAD, the place the airline will drop its nonstop service to MDW after March 6. The lack of the Chicago flights continues a pullback by Southwest at Dulles, the place the airline will now fly to solely two locations (Atlanta and Denver) as soon as the Chicago flights finish.

Whereas Southwest has trimmed again its Dulles operation in recent times, it does preserve a strong presence within the better D.C. and Baltimore metro areas. BWI is one among Southwest’s busiest airports throughout its complete community, and the provider now flies to greater than 20 locations from Ronald Reagan Washington Nationwide Airport (DCA).

Past the three additions and one minimize, Southwest will resume dozens of seasonal routes for its spring schedule. Among the many highlights are 5 routes returning for Cancun, Mexico (Columbus, Ohio; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Pittsburgh and San Antonio), in addition to the return of a number of routes between Hawaii and California. The latter contains Sacramento-Maui (every day, resumes March 7); Lengthy Seaside, California-Maui (Saturdays, resumes March 9); Los Angeles-Kona, Hawaii (Saturdays, resumes March 9); and Los Angeles-Lihue, Hawaii (Saturdays, resumes March 9).

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Elsewhere, the seasonal resumptions span Southwest’s locations across the nation, operating the gamut from routes like Denver-Savannah, Georgia (Saturdays and Sundays) to Atlanta-Los Angeles (Saturdays).

Scroll down for full particulars on Southwest’s three new routes. A full record of the airline’s seasonal resumptions is accessible on Southwest’s web site.

Austin-San Juan

  • Begins March 9; seasonal Saturday-only service

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  • Begins March 9; seasonal Saturday-only service

St. Louis-Los Cabos

  • Begins March 9; seasonal Saturday-only service

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