MIAMI — Southwest Airlines has released its latest schedule extension, and there are several new international and domestic flights it will operate this Fall. However, the airline is also making some cuts to its Akron/Canton operations.
New International Flights
Southwest Airlines announced that it will also serve Liberia, Costa Rica from its new international gateway in Houston this Fall.
On October 15, 2015, Southwest will commence twice daily service to Cancun, Mexico. Plus, it will commence once daily service to Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Belize, and San Jose, Costa Rica. Belize and San Jose are subject to government approval.
On November 1, Southwest will fly once daily to Liberia/Guanacaste, Costa Rica and Montego Bay, Jamaica; these two routes are also subject to government approval. Also on this day, Southwest is planning to add new once-daily service between Denver and Puerto Vallarta, pending government approval.
“Houstonians have endured some of the highest international airfares in the country,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest’s Chairman, President, & CEO, to a crowd assembled at a pop-up beach party featuring international food and music. “Southwest is putting our promise, our People, and our planes on these routes because you deserve lower fares and better service.”
New Domestic Flights
Southwest Airlines also released its extended flight schedule which includes several new domestic flights. It will offer new, twice daily service between Indianapolis and New York LaGuardia, daily service between Denver and Cleveland, and new flights between Austin and both Seattle/Tacoma and Boston (Logan) all on November 1, 2015.
On November 15, Southwest will add new daily service between Akron/Canton and Las Vegas, and on November 22, Southwest will begin new daily flights between Orange County/Santa Ana to both St. Louis and Kansas City.
Cuts to Akron/Canton
Also with the schedule extension, it became known that the airline will drop service between Akron/Canton to/from New York, Washington, Denver and Boston The airline remains committed to the airport, and it will add new flights to Las Vegas in November 2015.