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As of October 2020, Southwest Airways has scheduled flights to 103 locations[1] in 40 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, the latest being Cozumel, Mexico on March 7, 2020. The airline has 15 focus cities and operates over 4,000 flights every day.[2]


Southwest doesn’t use the “hub and spoke” system of different main airways, preferring as a substitute the “point-to-point” system with focus cities.[3] It has massive operations in sure airports. A mean of 80 p.c of Southwest passengers are native passengers— solely 20 p.c of all passengers are connecting passengers. That is greater than most airways, the place many passengers join in hub cities. Nevertheless, at Southwest’s focus cities, the share of connecting passengers can attain 30 p.c.[4]
As a part of its effort to regulate prices, Southwest traditionally used secondary airports in cities the place the first airports have excessive prices, resembling Chicago, Dallas/Fort Price, Houston and Miami. Lately nonetheless, the airline has been increasing into main airports as effectively.[5]

Worldwide service[edit]

Southwest started planning worldwide service when it acquired AirTran, which already served worldwide locations. Southwest’s first method to worldwide service got here on April 19, 2012 when it signed a contract with the Amadeus IT Group to launch a world reservation system. This settlement gave the airline the potential to start flying to locations outdoors of the USA.[6]

Southwest debuted the worldwide reservation system on January 27, 2014 when its first worldwide flights went on sale. This was adopted by the primary worldwide flights which started on July 1, 2014 to Aruba (AUA), Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) and Nassau, Bahamas (NAS).

Southwest constructed a 5 gate worldwide terminal at William P. Passion Airport that opened in 2015. Southwest additionally constructed a 5 gate worldwide terminal in Fort Lauderdale that opened in 2017.[7]


As of October 2020, Southwest Airways flies to 103 locations.

Nation Metropolis Airport Notes Refs
Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba) Oranjestad Queen Beatrix Worldwide Airport
Bahamas Nassau Lynden Pindling Worldwide Airport
Belize Belize Metropolis Philip S. W. Goldson Worldwide Airport
United Kingdom (Cayman Islands) George City Owen Roberts Worldwide Airport [8]
Costa Rica Liberia Daniel Oduber Quirós Worldwide Airport
San José Juan Santamaría Worldwide Airport
Cuba Havana José Martí Worldwide Airport
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana Worldwide Airport
Jamaica Montego Bay Sangster Worldwide Airport
Mexico (Baja California Sur) San José del Cabo Los Cabos Worldwide Airport
Mexico (Jalisco) Puerto Vallarta Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Worldwide Airport
Mexico (Quintana Roo) Cancún Cancún Worldwide Airport
Cozumel Cozumel Worldwide Airport [9]
United Kingdom (Turks and Caicos Islands) Providenciales Providenciales Worldwide Airport [10]
United States (Alabama) Birmingham Birmingham–Shuttlesworth Worldwide Airport
United States (Arizona) Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport Base
Tucson Tucson Worldwide Airport
United States (Arkansas) Little Rock Little Rock Nationwide Airport
United States (California) Burbank Hollywood Burbank Airport
Lengthy Seaside Lengthy Seaside Airport
Los Angeles Los Angeles Worldwide Airport Base
Oakland Oakland Worldwide Airport Base
Ontario Ontario Worldwide Airport
Orange County John Wayne Airport
Palm Springs Palm Springs Worldwide Airport Begins November 15, 2020 [11][12]
Sacramento Sacramento Worldwide Airport
San Diego San Diego Worldwide Airport
San Francisco San Francisco Worldwide Airport
San José San Jose Worldwide Airport
United States (Colorado) Denver Denver Worldwide Airport Base
Steamboat Springs Yampa Valley Regional Airport Begins December 19, 2020 [13]
Telluride (Montrose) Montrose Regional Airport Begins December 19, 2020 [14]
Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Airport Begins March 11, 2021 [15][16]
United States (Connecticut) Hartford Bradley Worldwide Airport
United States (Florida) Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport
Fort Myers Southwest Florida Worldwide Airport
Jacksonville Jacksonville Worldwide Airport
Orlando Orlando Worldwide Airport Base
Palm Seaside Palm Seaside Worldwide Airport
Panama Metropolis Northwest Florida Seashores Worldwide Airport
Pensacola Pensacola Worldwide Airport
Miami Miami Worldwide Airport Begins November 15, 2020 [11][17]
Tampa Tampa Worldwide Airport
United States (Georgia) Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Worldwide Airport Base
Savannah Savannah/Hilton Head Worldwide Airport Future [15]
United States (Hawaii) Honolulu Daniel Ok. Inouye Worldwide Airport [18]
Kahului Kahului Airport [18]
Kailua-Kona Kona Worldwide Airport [18]
Hilo Hilo Worldwide Airport [19]
Lihue Lihue Airport [19]
United States (Idaho) Boise Boise Airport
United States (Illinois) Chicago Halfway Worldwide Airport Base
O’Hare Worldwide Airport Begins February 14, 2021 [20][21]
United States (Indiana) Indianapolis Indianapolis Worldwide Airport
United States (Iowa) Des Moines Des Moines Worldwide Airport
United States (Kansas) Wichita Wichita Eisenhower Nationwide Airport
United States (Kentucky) Covington/Cincinnati Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Worldwide Airport [22]
Louisville Louisville Worldwide Airport
United States (Louisiana) New Orleans Louis Armstrong New Orleans Worldwide Airport
United States (Maine) Portland, ME Portland Worldwide Jetport
United States (Maryland) Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Baltimore–Washington Worldwide Airport Base
United States (Massachusetts) Boston Logan Worldwide Airport
United States (Michigan) Detroit Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Worldwide Airport
United States (Minnesota) Minneapolis/St. Paul Minneapolis-Saint Paul Worldwide Airport
United States (Mississippi) Jackson Jackson Worldwide Airport Future [15]
United States (Missouri) Kansas Metropolis Kansas Metropolis Worldwide Airport
St. Louis St. Louis Lambert Worldwide Airport
United States (Nebraska) Omaha Eppley Airfield
United States (Nevada) Las Vegas McCarran Worldwide Airport Base
Reno/Tahoe Reno-Tahoe Worldwide Airport
United States (New Hampshire) Manchester Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
United States (New Mexico) Albuquerque Albuquerque Worldwide Sunport
United States (New York) Albany, NY Albany Worldwide Airport
Buffalo Buffalo Niagara Worldwide Airport
Lengthy Island/Islip Lengthy Island MacArthur Airport
New York Metropolis LaGuardia Airport
Rochester, NY Better Rochester Worldwide Airport
United States (North Carolina) Charlotte Charlotte/Douglas Worldwide Airport
Raleigh/Durham Raleigh–Durham Worldwide Airport
United States (Ohio) Cleveland Cleveland Hopkins Worldwide Airport
Columbus John Glenn Columbus Worldwide Airport
United States (Oklahoma) Oklahoma Metropolis Will Rogers World Airport
Tulsa Tulsa Worldwide Airport
United States (Oregon) Portland, OR Portland Worldwide Airport
United States (Pennsylvania) Philadelphia Philadelphia Worldwide Airport
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Worldwide Airport
United States (Puerto Rico) San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Worldwide Airport
United States (Rhode Island) Windfall T. F. Inexperienced Airport
United States (South Carolina) Charleston Charleston Worldwide Airport
Greenville/Spartanburg Greenville-Spartanburg Worldwide Airport
United States (Tennessee) Memphis Memphis Worldwide Airport
Nashville Nashville Worldwide Airport
United States (Texas) Amarillo Rick Husband Amarillo Worldwide Airport
Austin Austin–Bergstrom Worldwide Airport
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Worldwide Airport
Dallas Dallas Love Discipline Base
El Paso El Paso Worldwide Airport
Harlingen/South Padre Island Valley Worldwide Airport
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport Future [20]
William P. Passion Airport Base
Lubbock Lubbock Preston Smith Worldwide Airport
Midland/Odessa Midland Worldwide Airport
San Antonio San Antonio Worldwide Airport
United States (Utah) Salt Lake Metropolis Salt Lake Metropolis Worldwide Airport
United States (Virginia) Norfolk Norfolk Worldwide Airport
Richmond Richmond Worldwide Airport
Arlington Ronald Reagan Washington Nationwide Airport
Dulles Washington Dulles Worldwide Airport
United States (Washington) Seattle/Tacoma Seattle–Tacoma Worldwide Airport
Spokane Spokane Worldwide Airport
United States (Wisconsin) Milwaukee Milwaukee Mitchell Worldwide Airport

Terminated locations[edit]


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  2. ^ “Southwest Company Reality Sheet – Company Reality Sheet – Southwest Airways Newsroom”. Archived from the unique on April 3, 2015. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  3. ^ “Southwest route map”. June 2, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Jeremy Sickler. “Chapter 7: Flight Arrival Circulate: Southwest vs. Legacy Carriers”. Archived from the unique on Could 19, 2004. Retrieved Could 14, 2017.
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  6. ^ “Southwest Airways Newsroom: Releases”. April 19, 2012. Archived from the unique on December 17, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  7. ^ “Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Worldwide Airport overhauls terminal so as to add worldwide journey”. Solar Sentinel.
  8. ^ “Summer time is Here—Summer time 2017 Schedule is now Revealed!”. January 5, 2017.
  9. ^ “Southwest Experiences Document Second Quarter Revenues And Earnings Per Share”. Southwest Airways Newsroom.
  10. ^ “When Did We Arrive?”. Southwest Airways Newsroom.
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  15. ^ a b c “Southwest Experiences Third Quarter 2020 Outcomes”. October 22, 2020.
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  18. ^ a b c Segal, Dave (October 11, 2017). “Southwest Airways makes it official: Hawaii service on the best way”. Star-Advertiser. Honolulu. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  19. ^ a b “Hawaii, Extra Is On The Manner! Southwest Airways Expanded Service For The Hawaiian Islands Now On Sale”. Southwest Airways Newsroom.
  20. ^ a b “Southwest Airways involves Chicago O’Hare, Houston Intercontinental, will not abandon Halfway, Passion”. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
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  22. ^ Jason Williams (January 4, 2017). “Lengthy-time coming: Southwest lands in Cincinnati”.
  23. ^ a b “Southwest ends flights from Fort Lauderdale to Cuba’s Varadero and Santa Clara”. miamiherald.
  24. ^ “Southwest Airways Experiences Fourth Quarter And Annual Revenue; 46th Consecutive Yr Of Profitability – Southwest Airways Newsroom”.
  25. ^ a b c “Openings/Closings – By Class – Southwest Airways Newsroom”. Archived from the unique on September 6, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  26. ^ a b “Southwest Airways To Stop Operations In Three Cities – Southwest Airways Newsroom”.
  27. ^ “Southwest Airways pulls plug on flights from Flint”. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  28. ^ “Southwest Experiences Document Second Quarter Revenues And Earnings Per Share”. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  29. ^ a b Southwest Airways to depart Akron-Canton; plans new flights to Atlanta, St. Louis from Cleveland Hopkins (
  30. ^ Robert Mueller Municipal Airport

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