• Joe Breitfeller

Southwest Airlines Publishes Flight Schedule Through January 4th With Focus on Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday an extension of their published flight schedule through January 4, 2021. In addition to popular leisure destinations, the carrier’s fourth quarter schedule will open new routes for business travelers.


Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 NG at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada - Courtesy Southwest Airlines

Yesterday (May 28, 2020), Southwest Airlines announced the extension of their published flight schedule from October 31, 2020 through January 4, 2021. The schedule includes additional leisure travel opportunities for the autumn and winter holidays as well as new fourth quarter routes for business travelers. Earlier this month, the carrier started taking new business travel bookings through Travelport’s Apollo and Worldspan Global Distribution Systems (GDS) including industry-standard processes and settling by Airlines Reporting Corporation. In Thursday’s announcement Southwest Airlines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Watterson said,


“We’re rounding out our plan for this unprecedented year with our business travelers in mind with a fourth quarter schedule that brings them new routes across the country. We’re also offering more flights for all our Customers in places such as Denver, Las Vegas, Nashville and Phoenix. We anticipate business travelers will hit the road with a heightened focus on costs, so we’re pairing unmatched schedules with our value and Hospitality to welcome them back, whenever they’re ready to travel. Never before has Southwest been more primed to emerge as the preferred choice of corporate travel as the business climate across America begins its recovery.”


During the fourth quarter, business travelers will enjoy more frequencies and nonstop flight options from Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and Nashville. From November 1st, Southwest is adding thrice daily nonstop service between Long Beach and Phoenix as well as a daily nonstop between Long Beach and Austin. Daily nonstop service (except Saturdays) between Ontario, California and Houston-Hobby also begins on November 1st, 2020. Starting November 2nd, the carrier is adding a daily nonstop (except for Sundays) between Nashville and Orange County (Santa Ana), California. The company continues to work on the details of their previously announced service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, through the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN). Details of Southwest's Atlanta and Denver services are highlighted below.


Southwest's New Routes For Atlanta and Denver From December 17, 2020 - Courtesy Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines continues to monitor travel restrictions and conditions for the 14 international destinations on their network. Currently, the carrier plans to resume service to Mexico and the Caribbean from July 1st, 2020 with flights to Cancun, San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Havana, Montego Bay and Nassau.


Source: Southwest Airlines