Southwest Announces Liberia, Costa Rica & Schedule Extension

Southwest Airlines New Flights, 97th destination Liberia, Costa Rica

Southwest Airlines has just opened up the flight schedule from November 1st, 2015 to January 4th, 2016. In addition, Southwest has announced it’s 97th destination which is to Liberia, Costa Rica. This new destination will be served starting November 1st, 2015 from Houston (HOU) as daily service and Saturday only service from Baltimore (BWI). I recently vacationed to Liberia, Costa Rica and thoroughly enjoyed my time there so I think this is a great addition.

Other additions include Houston (HOU) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) starting on November 1st, 2015 as a daily nonstop. Some domestic routes have yet to be officially announced but are bookable through Southwest.com which includes two daily nonstops from Indianapolis (IND) to New York City LaGuarida (LGA) and daily service from Cleveland (CLE) to Denver (DEN) with both starting on November 1st, 2015. Previously announced flights from Houston (HOU) that start on October 15th, 2015 are now bookable too.

October 15, 2015 – Previosuly Announced Routes Now Bookable

International – one daily nonstop Houston (HOU) – Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)
International – one daily nonstop Houston (HOU) – Cancún, Mexico (CUN)
International – one daily nonstop Houston (HOU) – Belize City, Belize (BZE)
International – one daily nonstop Houston (HOU) – Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
International – one daily nonstop Houston (HOU) – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR)
International – one daily nonstop Houston (HOU) – San José, Costa Rica (SJO)

November 1st, 2015 – New Permanent Routes

International – one daily nonstop Houston, Texas (HOU) – Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
International – one daily nonstop Houston, Texas (HOU) – Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
International – one Saturday nonstop Denver, Colorado (DEN) – Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
Domestic – two daily nonstop Indianapolis, Indiana (IND) – New York City LaGuardia (LGA)
Domestic – one daily nonstop Cleveland, Ohio (CLE) – Denver, Colorado (DEN)
Domestic – one daily nonstop Austin, Texas (AUS) – Boston, Massachusetts (BOS)
Domestic – one daily nonstop Austin, Texas (AUS) – Seattle, Washington (SEA)

Additional New Permanent Routes

Domestic – one daily nonstop Akron / Canton, Ohio (CAK) – Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) Starts November 15, 2015
Domestic – one daily nonstop Kansas City, Missouri (MCI) – Orange County, California (SNA) Starts November 22, 2015
Domestic – one daily nonstop St Louis, Missouri (STL) – Orange County, California (SNA) Starts November 22, 2015

There are also seasonal additions and removal of some routes which can be found on the Southwest Blog. Here is an additional link to all the frequency changes for the schedule extension which includes existing routes. This was a bigger change than I expected for domestic service with my favorite addition being the new IND – LGA flight. I was hoping for a more unique international destination as Liberia, Costa Rica is already well served from many US carriers but it is a beautiful destination.

 

Southwest Indianapolis (IND) nonstop to New York City (LGA)