Southwest Expands LaGuardia Service

Southwest will expand its offerings at New York's LaGuardia Airport this fall.

On Nov. 4, the carrier will begin daily LaGuardia-New Orleans flights, competing on the route with Delta. Then on Nov. 10, Southwest will launch weekly Saturday service from LaGuardia to Orlando and Palm Beach, competing with the daily and multi-daily services from American, JetBlue and Delta.

Also on Nov. 4, Southwest will bump up the frequency on routes to Dallas, Denver and Kansas City from LaGuardia.

For the 12 months that ended in February, the most recent period for which the Bureau of
Transportation Statistics has published statistics, Southwest was the third-largest carrier at LaGuardia, enplaning approximately half as many passengers as leaders Delta and American.

With the start of its fall schedule, Southwest will operate up to 35 daily flights out of LaGuardia. Southwest's New York route announcements came as the carrier extended its bookable flight schedule through Jan. 6.

Other routes that it will begin Nov. 4 include Washington Reagan-Oklahoma City, San Jose-Tucson, Burbank-Houston Hobby, Burbank-Chicago Midway, Denver-Lubbock and Denver-El Paso.

Other new weekly routes include Hobby-Philadelphia, Hobby-Sacramento and Midway-Cabo San Lucas. Southwest will operate each of those flights weekly on Sundays beginning Nov. 4.
Travel Weekly 5/31/2018