I knew about this three weeks ago
Southwest Airlines announced service to PSP and MIA this afternoon via a video message to the company’s employees. This marks off another California destination for the airline, while Miami complements the existing South Florida service of Fort Lauderdale and Tampa.
While Southwest already has a slight presence at Miami due to a maintenance base, this is the first time the airport will be seeing Southwest aircraft arriving with passengers (excluding any diversions).
CEO Gary Kelly said this about the new service launches:
“Our service to both of these airports will bring new, relevant options for our core Customers. Gradually, they’re rediscovering leisure travel across the country as their own situations allow. Adding these specific airports to our route map will bring us access to additional revenue at a critical time. It matches our available fleet with demand for very popular destinations.”
Both services begin November 1st. At this time, it has not been announced what destinations will be served from either airport.
What are your thoughts on this? I personally think it’s a great launch and I’m excited to see what airports will be served to both airports.