Southwest Airlines begins 23 new routes

On 1 November, Southwest Airlines commenced services to Liberia in Costa Rica from Houston Hobby. The 2,345-kilometre link will operate daily and be flown by the LCC’s 737-700s according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. 

  • Southwest Airlines commenced services on 23 new routes last week, all of them starting on 1 November according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. Of the new routes, 11 will face direct competition, with four facing two incumbent carriers. The average sector length of the new routes is 1,884-kilometres, while all will operate at least a daily rotation. The new routes also welcome the carrier’s first ever services from Houston Hobby (HOU) to Montego Bay (MBJ) and Liberia (LIR), routes that have only been allowed to operate since the opening of a new international facility at the Texan airport a few weeks ago.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
1 November Austin-Bergstrom (AUS) Boston (BOS) B73W (7) JetBlue Airways (7)
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) Alaska Airlines (7)
Denver (DEN) Cleveland (CLE) United Airlines (18), Frontier Airlines (7)
Puerto Vallarta (PVR) United Airlines (4), Frontier Airlines (4)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Albany (ALB)
Columbus (CMH)
Indianapolis (IND) Allegiant Air (2)
Kansas City (MCI) B73W (8)
Milwaukee (MKE) B73W (7)
Philadelphia (PHL) EQV (14) American Airlines (32)
Pittsburgh (PIT) EQV (8) JetBlue Airways (7)
Raleigh-Durham (RDU) B73W (8) Delta Air Lines (7), JetBlue Airways (7)
Houston Hobby (HOU) Liberia (LIR) B73W (7)
Montego Bay (MBJ)
New York LaGuardia (LGA) Indianapolis (IND) B73W (13) Delta Air Lines (31)
Oakland (OAK) Atlanta (ATL) B73W (7)
Orlando (MCO) Grand Rapids (GRR)
Palm Beach (PBI) Philadelphia (PHL) American Airlines (19)
Southwest Florida (RSW) Akron/Canton (CAK) EQV (7)
Milwaukee (MKE) B733 (13)
Tampa (TPA) Flint (FNT) B73W (7)
Rochester (ROC)
Washington Reagan (DCA) Orlando (MCO) American Airlines (42), JetBlue Airways (28)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 3 November 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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