Southwest Airlines Adds 5 New Routes

Southwest Airlines has just announced 5 new non-stop routes starting this November!

Southwest Airlines announced on Tuesday that they would be adding 5 new non-stop routes beginning November 6, 2016. The new routes are:

  • Baltimore (BWI) – San Jose (SJC) – 1 daily roundtrip flight
  • Washington Reagan National (DCA) – Providence (PVD) – 2 daily roundtrip flights
  • Washington Dulles (IAD) – Orlando (MCO) – 1 daily roundtrip flight
  • Kansas City (MCI) – San Antonio (SAT) – 1 daily roundtrip flight
  • San Jose (SJC) – Salt Lake City (SLC) – 2 daily roundtrip flights

Per Southwest Airlines, these routes have been added for the following reasons:

  • Baltimore/Washington-San Jose, CA nonstop service will complement our four other nonstop transcon California markets from BWI—Oakland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
  • A new double-daily nonstop between Washington/Reagan and Providence answers our Customer’s requests for a connection between our Nation’s capital and New England.
  • The double-daily nonstop between San Jose, CA and Salt Lake City links the original Silicon Valley with an emerging one in the Utah mountains, and a new daily nonstop between Kansas City and San Antonio offers great connectivity on both ends!

While I think realistically that Southwest is just adjusting their routing due to seasonality, I always like seeing new routes being opened up.

Final Thoughts

Although I am not a Southwest flyer, new routes are always a good thing for the consumer as they help to keep costs on any given route in line. I am still waiting to hear the announcement from Southwest though that they will be adding service to Hawaii, which I think is coming soon!

What is your favorite Southwest route?

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