Southwest Airlines extends flight schedule through Oct. 4, 2023

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Carrier adds more flights than ever before from Long Beach, Calif.; continues responding to travel demand with more service from key markets

DALLASSouthwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its flight schedule today through Oct. 4, 2023, and continues adding more service and access to the airline’s network of 121 destinations across the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America.

More Flights Taking Off from Long Beach

Responding to growing demand from Customers, Southwest® is providing additional opportunities to take Long Beach travelers to more places nonstop.

Beginning Date

Travel between Long Beach and


March 9, 2023

Kansas City*


July 11, 2023

Colorado Springs
El Paso


July 15, 2023



Sept. 5, 2023



*Previously Announced

Southwest is able to grow its Long Beach service by being awarded additional airport slots, which will offer up to 45 daily departures from Long Beach to 22 destinations across the airline’s expansive network.

Seasonal Additions for Late Summer and Early Fall

Southwest is adding new seasonal routes for travelers booking late summer and early fall escapes. Beginning Sept. 9, 2023, Customers can book nonstop service on Saturdays between Austin and Jacksonville, Fla., and between El Paso and Orlando. Visit the Southwest Airlines Newsroom at to view a list of additional routes.

These flights, and the carrier’s full schedule, can be purchased today at

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. 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 66,0002 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 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. Learn more by visiting Southwest is also continuing to develop tangible steps toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, including offering Customers an opportunity to help the airline offset its carbon emissions. To be part of the solution, visit  

  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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