New nonstop destinations are on the horizon for San Antonio travelers. On Thursday, November 2, Southwest announced plans for two new nonstop flights out of Alamo City. The airline will launch service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Oakland, California, next summer.
Service from San Antonio International Airport to FLL and OAK will begin July 8, 2018.
The flights will be scheduled to "provide seamless connectivity out of both markets and allow access to some of the nation’s biggest cities," says a release. From Oakland, travelers can connect to other West Coast destinations. And the new Florida service will connect travelers to the Caribbean and other international destinations served by Southwest.
“From the Bay Area and Silicon Valley to Southern Florida and beyond, these new routes will help San Antonio travelers reach more places that matter to them more quickly,” said Dave Harvey of Southwest. “San Antonio holds a special place in our heart since it is where our founders’ idea to democratize the sky took shape on a cocktail napkin. We’re excited about the new opportunities these routes will bring the city and South Central Texas travelers.”
San Antonio is attracting nonstop flights left and right. In October, American Airlines announced plans for service from San Antonio to Philadelphia, starting in February 2018. This summer, Frontier announced the addition of eight new nonstop destinations to its San Antonio roster.