Southwest just unveiled an exciting new schedule for the spring of 2019. Customers of the airline have a lot to look forward to once March rolls around. Many warm-weather destinations are being added to the roster. What’s more, travelers throughout the United States will have some nice hubs to choose from when picking their departure destinations. Here’s a look at what’s being added on a seasonal basis:
- St. Louis to Montego Bay, Jamaica
- St. Louis to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Milwaukee to Cancún
- Pittsburgh to Cancún
- Raleigh-Durham to Cancún
- San Antonio to Cancún
- Baltimore/Washington to Cabo San Lucas
All of these routes will become effective on March 10. These routes will operate exclusively on Saturdays. Southwest is also offering some new seasonal routes within the United States. Flights from Cleveland to Tampa and Cincinnati to Orlando will kick off on March 9. These flights are only available for Saturday travel on a seasonal basis.
Weekly Sunday service is also being introduced for a number of domestic routes this spring. Southwest customers can look forward to routes that get them from Dallas to West Palm Beach, Dallas to Harlingen and Houston to Lubbock. All of these routes will kick off on March 10.
Southwest’s newest routes are arriving just in time for spring break. That means that students and families can look forward to booking cheap fares to get to some of the most popular warm-weather destinations in North America. What’s more, Southwest’s updated route roster ensures that business travelers will also have some great new routes to consider when traveling across the country.
Southwest’s route schedules are always eagerly anticipated by travelers and insiders within the travel industry. Most airlines open their schedules a year in advance. However, Southwest breaks from the norm by opening its schedule in increments instead. This move gives the airline more wiggle room when it comes to adjusting routes and pricing to meet up-to-the-minute market demands.
Southwest isn’t the only airline making big changes to its roster. American Airlines recently announced that it would be expanding its footprint throughout the European market. American is adding a nonstop daily flight from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Munich starting on March 31. The Germany-bound route will mark the first time Charlotte’s airport has offered an international long-haul flight in almost five years.