Southwest Airlines announced a new non-stop flight from El Paso International Airport to San Diego and additional flights to Las Vegas, the City of El Paso announced Wednesday.
“We are listening to our community and making major progress in offering more options to fly to popular destinations,” El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said, “We are excited to announce these great opportunities for leisure and business travelers alike.”
Southwest Airlines released its flight schedule through June 1, 2018. The new non-stop flight to San Diego will commence March 11, 2018, and will fly on Sundays.
Two additional non-stop flights to Las Vegas will commence April 14, 2018, and will also be flying on Sundays.
“We are working continuously to increase connectivity in El Paso, with each additional non-stop flight we are achieving our goal to grow the core business of air transportation.” City Manager Tommy Gonzalez said in a news release.
Other recent additional non-stop flights include:
Frontier Airlines to Denver – begins March 8, 2018 United Airlines added 4th daily flight to Denver – began on April 5, 2017 Allegiant Airlines to San Diego and Las Vegas – began May 6, 2016 Allegiant Airlines to Orlando-Sanford – began May 27, 2016 Allegiant Airlines to Oakland – began October 6, 2016
The City said increasing connectivity at the airport is in line with the City’s strategic goal of strong and sustainable economic development.