Summer travel is coming to a close at Mineta San Jos√© International Airport (SJC), but things are just beginning to heat up with Southwest Airlines‚Äô announcement today of eight new nonstop cities for Silicon Valley business and leisure travelers to begin as early as March 8, 2018. For fares and bookings, visit Southwest.com.
Southwest‚Äôs Vice President Controller Leah Koontz addressed the media at the airline‚Äôs ticket counter in Terminal B to announce the carrier‚Äôs first-ever international service from San Jos√© to Mexico via Cabo San Lucas. Also of significance, Southwest announced first-ever nonstop service from San Jos√© to Orlando, New Orleans, Houston-Hobby and Albuquerque, along with new service to St. Louis, Spokane and Boise. She also shared travel advisories and updates for Southwest customers given the impacts caused by Hurricane Harvey in the state of Texas.
Together, Koontz announced the addition of 80 weekly flights from SJC beginning in spring 2018, including added frequency to the airline‚Äôs existing cities of Chicago-Midway, Dallas-Love Field, Phoenix, Portland-Oregon and Seattle.
‚ÄúSouthwest has been investing in San Jos√© for nearly 25 years, connecting our Customers to what is important in their lives with more nonstop options to where they want to go,‚Äù said Koontz, who is also Southwest‚Äôs Executive Leader over California. ‚ÄúThis growth in San Jos√© is incredibly exciting as we expand our reach to even more cities across the United States, as well as into Mexico with the addition of Cabo San Lucas. Our Employees in the Golden State are the gold standard of Hospitality and are what truly sets us apart from the rest.‚Äù
‚ÄúI extend my sincere gratitude to Southwest Airlines‚Äô CEO Gary Kelly and his executive team for their confidence and significant new investments in San Jos√©,‚Äù said Mayor Liccardo. ‚ÄúSouthwest‚Äôs decision to offer nonstop service to many new destinations and to add additional flights to existing destinations brings welcome news to business and leisure travelers throughout Silicon Valley.‚Äù
Southwest‚Äôs service enhancement details for Silicon Valley travelers are as follows:
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs been 25 years since Southwest Airlines announced the launch of San Jos√© service with nonstop flights to two cities,‚Äù said Aitken. ‚ÄúNot since that time has Southwest shared a bigger announcement for SJC with the news today of eight new destinations, including the airline‚Äôs first-ever international service, and added frequency to existing cities served. I‚Äôm confident Silicon Valley business and leisure travelers alike will respond favorably to these new service offerings.‚Äù
Beginning spring 2018, Southwest will serve a total of 24 cities nonstop from SJC. In addition to new service to Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, New Orleans, Houston-Hobby, Albuquerque,
St. Louis, Spokane and Boise, Southwest also flies to Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Burbank, Chicago/Midway, Dallas/Love Field, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles/LAX, Ontario,
Orange County/Santa Ana, Phoenix, Portland, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Seattle.
Of the eight new cities Southwest announced today, additional daily nonstop service from SJC to Cabo San Lucas and Boise is currently offered by Alaska Airlines.