Southwest Airlines extends flight schedule through August 2023

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 on the tarmac.
John Crowley from Seattle, WA, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – US carrier Southwest Airlines has advised that passengers may begin booking July and August travel after the carrier’s flight schedule was extended through Aug. 14, 2023.

“Whether beaches or mountains are on your list for summer vacation, we have flexible policies and a schedule to get you there with ease,” said Ryan Green, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Southwest Airlines.

“We’re continuing to add flights back into our schedule, providing options for Customers to seek their passions and Go With Heart in planning summer travel.”

Mile-High Heart Peaks New Summit in Denver

Southwest Airlines continues growing Mile-High Heart with a record amount of service for Denver Customers: as of July 11, 2023, the airline will serve 92 destinations from Denver nonstop with a peak schedule of 303 departures a day.

This will be the first time any Southwest flight schedule will offer 300+ departures from one airport. Across its route map of 121 airports, Southwest will offer a peak schedule of 4,374 departures a day in summer 2023.

Seasonal Flights for Summer Vacations

Beginning on July 11, 2023, the carrier will offer returning seasonal service daily between:

Nashville and Burbank
Kansas City and Milwaukee
Kansas City and Minneapolis

And as of July 11, 2023, these weekend routes operated in June will be offered daily for the summer season, between:

Denver and Albany, N.Y. 
Denver and Buffalo
Denver and Hartford, Conn.
Nashville and San Jose, Calif.
Houston (Hobby) and Pittsburgh
Houston (Hobby) and Sacramento
Las Vegas and Louisville, Ky.
Kansas City and San Antonio
Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Pittsburgh
St. Louis and Sarasota, Fla.

On Saturday, July 15, 2023, Southwest also will launch new seasonal service on Saturdays between Long Beach, Calif. and Orlando.

About Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines states that it offers “one-of-a-kind value and hospitality” at 121 airports across 11 countries.

Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2021, Southwest originally took flight in 1971 to democratize the sky through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel and now carries more air travelers flying nonstop within the United States than any other airline.

Based in Dallas and famous for an Employee-first corporate Culture, Southwest maintains an unprecedented record of no involuntary furloughs or layoffs in its history.

 By empowering its more than 64,000 people to deliver unparalleled hospitality, the maverick airline cherishes a passionate loyalty among as many as 130 million Customers carried a year.

That formula for success brought industry-leading prosperity and 47 consecutive yearsof profitability for Southwest Shareholders (NYSE: LUV).

Southwest leverages a unique legacy and mission to serve communities around the world including harnessing the power of its People and Purpose to put communities at the Heart of its success.

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