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Southwest Airlines just announced 24 new routes to its 2024 flight offerings. Flight schedules are now loaded through August 4th with new international flights and growth throughout its network.
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Orlando International Airport (MCO) will add six new international routes next year. All routes begin on June 4th and offer daily flights. These include:
- Cancun International Airport (CUN)
- Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM)
- Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)
- Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in Turks and Caicos
- Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)
- Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San José, Costa Rica
These new routes complement existing service to Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) and Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ). With this addition, Cancun will be accessible nonstop from 17 US markets that Southwest serves beginning in June 2024.
Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)
Southwest is already the largest carrier flying from Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). In June 2024, it will introduce daily flights to:
- Boise Airport (BOI)
- Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
- Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
- San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
- St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)
Travelers in Dallas can expect some new Saturday-only seasonal service to the following destinations (beginning on June 4th):
- Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
- Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
- Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD)
- Spokane International Airport (GEG)
- Nashville International Airport (BNA) to/from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) (Saturdays only)
- Nashville International Airport (BNA) to/from Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) (Saturday and Sunday only)
- Colorado Springs Airport (COS) to/from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) (daily)
- John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) to/from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) (Sundays only)
- John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) to/from San Diego International Airport (SAN) (Saturdays only)
- Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to/from San Diego International Airport (SAN) (Saturdays only)
- Denver International Airport (DEN) to/from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) (Saturdays and Sundays only)
- El Paso International Airport (ELP) to/from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) (daily)
- Eugene Airport (EUG) to/from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) (daily)
Other returning routes can be found here.
Update: One of our readers (@NedsKid) pointed out the following:
What is not mentioned here is that this new international service from MCO is replacing FLL service. Effective June 4th, Southwest drops all of the nonstop international destinations from FLL except for Montego Bay. They are showing they can’t compete in the FLL market with Spirit and JetBlue (and AA via MIA). Havana is also dropped and not moved to MCO… it will only be reached via TPA.”
When looking at flights after June 4th, it appears that Southwest has pulled most of its international destinations.
Anthony’s Take: Southwest is the biggest US domestic carrier by seats for sale and it continues to add routes and frequencies to its network. This list adds lots of new options for travelers in smaller markets to not have to connect.
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