Southwest Airlines Announces New Service to Miami, Palm Springs, and Montrose (Telluride), Colorad

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Year-round service for Miami and Palm Springs to begin Nov. 15 - Seasonal service to Montrose (Telluride) to begin Dec. 19 - International service launches from Phoenix to Los Cabos & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Southwest service resumes in Puerto Vallarta

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) last week primed its winter flight schedule for seekers of sun and snow with service details for new destinations in Florida, California, and nestled in the Colorado Rockies. The carrier announced new seasonal service to Montrose Regional Airport (Telluride) on the Western Slope of Colorado, begins Dec. 19, the same day as previously announced seasonal service to Steamboat Springs. Service to Miami and Palm Springs both will begin Nov. 15. 

New routes to Miami, Palm Springs, and Montrose (Telluride) now available on Southwest.com. The number of seats are limited by days of week and market, from the first date of service through March 4, 2021, if booked by 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Oct. 15, 2020. Blackout dates apply. See full fare rules, terms and conditions below the listed examples of one-way low fares.

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, Southwest will offer nonstop service:

Miami

As low as $39 one-way nonstop between Miami and Tampa (three times daily in each direction), As low as $69 one-way nonstop between Miami and Baltimore/Washington (four times daily in each direction), As low as $69 one-way nonstop between Miami and Houston (Hobby) (four times daily in each direction), and As low as $69 one-way nonstop between Miami and Chicago (Midway) (once daily in each direction).

Palm Springs

As low as $49 one-way nonstop between Palm Springs and Oakland (twice daily in each direction), As low as $49 one-way nonstop between Palm Springs  and Phoenix (three times daily in each direction), and As low as $79 one-way nonstop between Palm Springs and Denver (once daily in each direction).

Beginning Saturday, Dec.19, 2020, and mirroring the flight schedule previously announced for Steamboat Springs (HDN), Southwest will operate new service seasonally through April 5, 2021:

As low as $49 one-way nonstop between Montrose (Telluride) and Denver (up to three times daily in each direction), and  As low as $79 one-way nonstop between Montrose (Telluride) and Dallas (Love Field) (once daily on weekends in each direction).

"Our schedules for these new cities on the Southwest network thoughtfully link them to relevant nonstop destinations that also provide great connections, a comfortable journey with our unmatched flexibility, and our friendly policies," said , Southwest Airlines Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Vice President. "Southwest is stretching into new places to provide for two needs: desired options for our Customers who seek snow or sun, and wide-open spaces to enjoy a break from the unexpected that 2020 brought; and for our Company, critically-needed new business that offsets the diminished demand for travel across other parts of the country."

"We are thrilled to welcome Southwest as a partner in western Colorado to Telluride and the Montrose Airport, providing new and expansive access for both incoming visitors and our residents," said Matt Skinner, CEO of Colorado Flights Alliance, the air service development organization for the region. "Southwest's dedication to service and the traveler mirrors our own, and we look forward to welcoming their loyal customers to our ski slopes, national parks, and some of the most renowned scenery in North America."

"We are deeply honored to see the substantial commitment of flights that Southwest Airlines is making to Miami-Dade County at MIA," said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO. "In  addition to increased flight options for our passengers, Southwest's expansion is expected to generate a sizable amount of business revenue and job creation within our community."

"For years our residents and visitors have expressed how much they desire Southwest Airlines at Palm Springs International Airport and their imminent arrival will greatly enhance Palm Springs as a major tourism destination," said City Manager David H. Ready. "We thank Southwest for investing in PSP and are delighted to welcome them to sunny Palm Springs."

International by Southwest

Southwest also today reestablished service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, offering the airline's inaugural international nonstop service from Phoenix. The carrier is now operating daily service between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

Southwest flight schedules are currently published through April 11, 2021, offering connecting international service to Customers in the majority of its airports across the United States through a dozen gateway airports with international departures: Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago (Midway), Denver, Houston (Hobby), Indianapolis, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Sacramento, St. Louis, and Tampa. Southwest currently offers published service to five countries: three cities in Mexico—Cancun, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta—Aruba, Montego Bay in Jamaica, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, and Havana in Cuba.

New Nonstop Routes for November, December, and Beyond

Southwest recently revised its published flight schedule for November and December and added new routes linking existing Southwest cities across the country with timesaving nonstop service. These new flights will give travelers more options to visit family, friends, and vacation destinations during the winter holiday season.

Visit the Southwest Airlines Newsroom for a complete list of new routes that include new destinations from Houston, Phoenix, Denver, and elsewhere.

All of these flights and the carrier's entire published schedule of travel options through April 11, 2021, are available to book now at Southwest.com.

The carrier issued its Promise in May 2020 to highlight new and round-the-clock efforts to support its Customers and Employees wellbeing and comfort. Among the changes are enhanced cleaning efforts at airports and onboard aircraft, face covering requirements for Customers and Employees, and capping the number of Customers on every flight to allow middle seats to remain open through Nov. 30, 2020. Additional details about the Southwest Promise are available at Southwest.com/Promise.

Fare Rules

Purchase today through Oct. 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Travel to/from Palm Springs, CA (PSP) and Miami, FL (MIA) valid Nov. 15, 2020, through March 4, 2021. Travel to/from Miami, FL (MIA) valid Nov. 15, 2020 through March 4, 2021. Travel to/from Montrose, CO (MTJ) valid Dec. 19, 2020 through April 5, 2021. Travel blacked out Nov. 24-25, Nov. 28, 2020 through Nov. 30, 2020; Dec. 18, 2020, through Dec. 19, 2020; Dec. 23, 2020, Dec. 26, 2020 through Dec. 27, 2020; and Jan. 2, 2021 through Jan. 3, 2021. Travel to/from Palm Springs, CA (PSP) is valid only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Travel to Miami, FL (MIA) is valid only on Sundays through Wednesdays. Travel from Miami, FL (MIA) is valid only on Tuesdays through Fridays. Travel to Montrose, CO (MTJ) to/from Dallas (Love) valid Saturdays and Sundays only. Travel from Denver to Montrose, CO (MTJ) is valid only on Sundays through Wednesdays. Travel to Denver from Montrose, CO (MTJ) is valid only on Tuesdays through Fridays. Fares valid on nonstop service where indicated; if not indicated, fares are valid on single connecting service. Displayed prices include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees. Points bookings do not include taxes, fees, and other government/airport charges of at least $5.60 per one-way flight. Fares not available to/from continental U.S. to/from Hawaii. Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Travel is available for one-way Wanna Get Away® fares. Fares may be combined with other Southwest Airlines® combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply. Sale fares may be available on other days of week, but that's not guaranteed. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines, as long as reservations are canceled at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Failure to cancel prior to departure will result in forfeiture of remaining funds on the reservation. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel may require an upgrade to the Anytime fare depending on Rapid Rewards® tier status. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies only to published, scheduled service.

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