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Southwest Announces New Summer Flight Schedule Now Open For Bookings

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Southwest is ramping up even more flights just in time for summer. Travelers can now book flights with the airline until September, and some new and resumed routes are on the itinerary.

The U.S. low-cost airline released its updated summer schedule on Thursday, which allows travelers to book flights on Southwest through September 5. Among the updates include 3 new budget-friendly options and a total of 38 previously suspended flight routes.

lighthouse in Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine is one of the new routes on Southwest's itinerary starting this summer

New Low-Cost Flights To Summer Destinations In The U.S.

Starting June 11, Southwest will offer weekly routes on Saturdays between Austin, Texas to Cozumel; Nashville to Portland, Maine; as well as Denver to Eugene, Oregon.

Whether it’s a New England getaway by the beach, a cultural tour of Oregon’s second biggest city, or week-long cruise in Cozumel, these new flight routes offer new summer vacation opportunities with the airline.

With these new routes, travelers can also explore the two live music capitals in the country, Austin and Nashville. A summer getaway to Denver means ample hiking opportunities, paddle boarding on the Chatfield Reservoir, and free live jazz on Sundays at Denver’s City Park.

tourists in front of a mural in Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas

Resumed Domestic Flight Routes From Chicago and Denver

Along with some new summer routes, Southwest is resuming 38 previously suspended domestic and international flights starting in June.

From June 5, travelers will be offered direct flights between:

  • Denver and Amarillo (2x weekly)
  • Denver and Lubbock (Daily)
  • Denver and Midland-Odessa (2x weekly)
  • Houston and Louisville, KY (2x weekly)
  • Chicago and Tulsa, OK (Daily)
  • Chicago and Rochester, NY (2x on Sundays and Fridays)
Larimer Street in Denver in the evening
Spend your summer vacation in Denver this year

Resumed International Routes Include Service To Montego Bay and Cayman Islands

Starting June 5, Southwest will resume daily flight service between Chicago and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Orlando, Florida and Aruba.

And from June 11, Southwest will resume weekly flights on Saturdays between:

  • Austin, TX and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Baltimore/Washington and Grand Cayman Islands
  • Milwaukee and Cancun, Mexico
  • Denver and Cozumel, Mexico

On top of this, Southwest will be ramping up its weekly service between Austin and Cabo San Lucas; San Antonio and Cancun to daily flights beginning June 5.

For the full list of updated flight routes, head to the Southwest Airlines Newsroom.

Where the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez meet is the famous arch and Land's End.  Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico. Lover's & Divorce Beaches visible.  Shot from ultralight aircraft.
Daily flights available between Austin, Texas and Cabo San Lucas

Second Flight Schedule Update This Month For Southwest

Just last week, the airline announced an expansion of its flight schedule for travel bookings through June 4th. Updates included 15 new flight routes to destinations throughout the U.S. and one new daily flight route between Fort Lauderdale and Havana, Cuba.

People in Palancar beach in Cozumel, Mexico
Travelers can fly to Cozumel with Southwest this summer

Five Routes Getting Cancelled In June

Along with these new and resumed routes for the summer, Southwest also plans to cut 5 flight routes starting in June. The cancelled routes include:

  • Dallas-Minneapolis
  • Dallas/Love Field-Louisville
  • Washington National Airport-Jacksonville, FL
  • Washington/Dulles-Orlando
  • Richmond-Tampa, FL
traveler wearing a mask at the Dallas Airport

Southwest Among Other U.S. Airlines Ramping Up Service For 2022

In recent weeks, a number of U.S.-based airlines have announced an increase in services for the upcoming year. Just this week, Frontier and American Airlines announced their new flight services to the Caribbean starting early 2022.

And earlier this month, low-cost carrier Allegiant announced some new domestic routes in partnership with Mexican airline Viva Aerobus.

southwest plane landing, mountain with snow peak in the distance

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