Southwest Airlines launches new non-stop service in California

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has launched new non-stop service between Long Beach and Oakland, California with four new flights, offering service in all five major commercial airports in the L.A. Basin, the company said.

Southwest offers a peak summer schedule of nearly 60 flights a day in each direction between Oakland and Southern California´s five airports in the greater L.A. region, plus San Diego. Last week, Southwest filed an application for route authority to add new daily international service later this year from LAX to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos in Mexico, alongside daily service to Costa Rica, which began in April. Southwest also flies internationally from John Wayne Airport in Orange County to Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos.

In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. serves more than 100 million customers annually through more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season across a network of 97 destinations in the United States and seven additional countries.