If you hate flying from San Francisco into busy, congested LAX, Southwest will start offering a new option next winter: The carrier said that on January 6, it will start flying three daily roundtrips between San Francisco and Burbank, with fares as low as $49 one-way.
In other domestic route news:
- Other new routes from Southwest starting January 6 include daily flights between Sacramento-Boise, Indianapolis-Chicago Midway and St. Louis -Little Rock. This week, Southwest kicked off new daily service out of Austin Bergstrom to California’s Orange County Airport, St. Louis, and Portland.
- In another intra-California market, Alaska Airlines on November 5 will begin daily roundtrips between LAX and Monterey. On the same date, it will introduce daily Boise-Reno flights; and in mid-December, it will start twice-weekly seasonal service between LAX and Gunnison, Colorado, the gateway for the Crested Butte ski resort. And this week, Alaska launched new daily flights between Seattle-Milwaukee, Seattle-Oklahoma City and Portland-St. Louis.
- United plans to begin twice-daily service on October 25 between Newark and Akron-Canton, preserving New York service for the Ohio airport. (Southwest, which currently flies between Akron-LaGuardia, plans to drop it around the same time.)
- JetBlue will put Nashville back on its route map next spring, with plans to fly there twice a day from Boston and once daily from Ft. Lauderdale.
- Delta adds another spoke to its growing Seattle hub on December 19, when it will begin daily CRJ700 flights to Billings, Mont.
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