Southwest Airlines Adds New Service In Sacramento, Long Beach, Seattle, San Diego, And Spokane

Southwest Airlines Co., the airline that carries more travelers than any other airline every day to, from, and within California1, today announced new flights linking long-served communities along the west coast with new time-saving service.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, Southwest® will offer twice daily service between Sacramento and Long Beach and once daily service between Sacramento and Spokane. Southwest Employees joined Sacramento County leaders today at a news conference at Sacramento International Airport to announce the new flights.

“As we approach 700 departures a day this summer from a total of ten airports in California, we’re continuing an investment in the Golden State that dates back 35 years,” said Andrew Watterson, Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer for Southwest. “More Californians embrace us as their hometown carrier not only for the unique value of our bags fly free®*2 and no change fees policies**3, but principally for our schedule that values their time by offering more nonstop options from California than anyone else.”

1 Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent data of O&D passengers boarded.
2Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free® to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some airlines may allow free checked bags on select routes or for qualified circumstances),
3Fare differences might apply.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, fly Southwest nonstop between:

Sacramento and Long Beach
for as low as $49 or 2,327 Rapid Rewards® Points one-way

Sacramento and Spokane
for as low as $49 or 2,327 Rapid Rewards® Points one-way

(Purchase today through April 13, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Travel is valid Aug. 1 through Nov. 2, 2017. Travel is not valid on Friday and Sunday and is blacked out on Sept. 1 and Sept. 4. Please see complete fare rules, terms, and conditions below for these fares.)

In addition, the carrier will increase the amount of flying between Sacramento and both Seattle and San Diego this summer. Beginning June 5, Southwest will offer up to 11 flights a day in each direction between Sacramento and San Diego and up to six flights a day in each direction between Sacramento and Seattle.

“Every flight brings an average 143 seats and dozens of people who are traveling Southwest to connect with business, family, friends, and experiences that matter to them,” Watterson said.

Later this month, Southwest intends to increase its international presence in California by adding San Diego International Airport as its fourth gateway airport in the state (alongside Oakland, Los Angeles, and Santa Ana/Orange County) as daily nonstop service between San Diego and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico begins April 25.


Purchase April 6 through April 13, 2017, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel is valid Mondays through Thursdays, and Saturdays, Aug. 1 through Nov. 2, 2017 except for black-out dates of Sept. 1 & 4, 2017. Fares are valid only on domestic, nonstop service only. Displayed prices include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees. Rapid Rewards® Points bookings do not include taxes, fees, and other government/airport charges of at least $5.60 per one-way flight. 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 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, as long as reservations are canceled at least ten minutes prior to 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 Tier status. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies only to published, scheduled service.