Book Today: New Seasonal Getaways To The Gulf Coast And Colorado Ski Slopes

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Southwest Airlines extends flight schedule through March 8, 2023

DALLASSouthwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced the addition of two new nonstop routes for this upcoming winter season as it extends its flight schedule through March 8, 2023. Starting in January, new seasonal service will give Customers the ability to travel nonstop between Long Beach and New Orleans, and between Austin and Montrose, Colo. - the gateway to ski areas in Telluride and Crested Butte.

Seasonal Nonstop Service
Effective Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, Southwest® will offer service on Saturdays between:
Austin and Montrose (Telluride/Crested Butte), Colo.

Effective Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, Southwest will offer service on Sundays between:
Long Beach, Calif. and New Orleans

These flights, as well as the carrier’s full flight schedule, are available for booking on

Southwest Airlines Co. operates one of the world’s most admired and awarded airlines, offering its one-of-a-kind value and Hospitality at 121 airports across 11 countries. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2021, Southwest 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 airline1. 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 55,0002 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 years3 of profitability for Southwest Shareholders (NYSE: LUV). Southwest continues to develop tangible steps toward an environmental sustainability goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, including offering an opportunity for Customers to contribute toward helping Southwest offset its carbon emissions. For more information, please visit Learn more at about how Southwest Airlines leverages a unique legacy and mission to serve communities around the world.  

1) U.S. Dept. of Transportation most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded
2) fulltime-equivalent active Employees 
3) 1973-2019 annual profitability

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