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Southwest Debuts Newest Schedule with New Destinations and More Nonstop Flights

Southwest continues to grow and welcomes two new airports to its network by returning to both Jackson, Miss. and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The new service will launch in April from Houston (Bush) and Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson, Miss. in June.

Houston (Bush) Service
Nearly 50 years after its first flight, Southwest will return to the airport it first served in Houston, Texas, George Bush Intercontinental in April 2021. This additional service at the city’s north side airport will complement Southwest’s longtime Houston operation at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

Starting April 12, 2021, Southwest will fly between Houston (Bush) and five destinations nonstop: Chicago (Midway), Dallas (Love Field), Denver, Nashville, and New Orleans.

Fly daily between Houston (Bush) and:Initial service nonstop each day up to:
Chicago (Midway)2 flights each way
Dallas (Love Field)6 flights each way
Denver3 flights each way
Nashville 3 flights each way
New Orleans4 flights each way

Southwest first served Houston through George Bush Intercontinental, a point in the iconic “Texas Triangle” of original airports linked together on the first day of its operation, June 18, 1971. Southwest served Intercontinental until 1972 and again between 1980 and 2005.

Jackson, MS Service
Also returning to the Southwest map in 2021 is Jackson, Miss., with service beginning June 6, 2021. Southwest will serve Mississippi through three nonstop routes to and from Jackson: Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, and Houston (Hobby). Southwest previously served Jackson from 1997 to 2014.

Fly daily between Jackson and:Initial service nonstop each day up to:
Atlanta3 flights each way
Baltimore/Washington1 flight each way
Houston (Hobby)3 flight each way

Additional Long Beach, California Service
Southwest continues to invest more service in Long Beach, bringing more destinations from the carrier’s fifth airport served in the L.A. Basin. Southwest announced new daily service nonstop between Long Beach and five airports beginning March 11, 2021: Dallas (Love Field), Houston (Hobby), Chicago (Midway), Reno, and St. Louis. Also on March 11, Southwest will begin previously announced daily nonstop service between Long Beach and Honolulu.

Fly daily between Long Beach and:Initial service nonstop each day up to:
Houston (Hobby) 1 flight each way (March 11-April 11) Then, 2 flights each way 
Chicago (Midway) 1 flight each way (March 11-April 11) Then, 2 flights each way 
St. Louis 1 flight each way
Reno*1 flight each way
Dallas (Love Field)1 flight each way
*Previously scheduled to operate during December 2020-peak travel period.

Florida’s New Flights
Spring also will bring new ways to reach South Florida with additional nonstop service to Miami. Effective March 11, 2021, Southwest will offer twice-daily nonstop service between Miami and Nashville and twice-daily service between Miami and Denver.

Sarasota/Bradenton will be the carrier’s 10th airport in Florida, initially starting with four nonstop routes: Baltimore/Washington, Chicago (Midway), Houston (Hobby), and Nashville, all starting Feb. 14, 2021. Additionally, starting March 13, 2021, Southwest will offer weekly service on Saturdays between Sarasota/Bradenton and three cities: Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh.

New and Returning International Service
In March 2021, Southwest will add a third destination in Mexico nonstop from the carrier’s newest international gateway, Phoenix. Effective March 11, 2021, the carrier will offer once daily nonstop service between Phoenix and Cancun, joining Southwest’s existing service from Phoenix to both Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.

Southwest will resume daily nonstop service on March 11, 2021, between Houston (Hobby) and Cozumel, Mexico, and between both Houston (Hobby) and Chicago (Midway) and Montego Bay, Jamaica, and weekly service on Saturdays between both Columbus, Ohio and SanAntonio and Cancun.

Get a Mountain High
Beginning Dec. 19, 2020, and continuing through April 5, 2021, Southwest will offer up to three daily round trip flights between Denverand Steamboat Springs (Hayden), and between Denver and Montrose (Telluride). Additionally, the carrier will offer one round trip on Saturdays and Sundays between Dallas (Love Field) and both Montrose (Telluride) and Steamboat Springs (Hayden).

These flights, as well as the carrier’s full schedule through August 16, 2021, are available for purchase at

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