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Sunday, June 5, 2016
Southwest Airlines celebrates inaugural service at Long Beach Airport
Southwest Airlines Co., the carrier offering more seats than any other carrier
each day to, from, and within California, embarked upon a new chapter
in a faithful 35-year partnership with California travelers Sunday.
Southwest celebrates inaugural service at Long Beach Airport, the
city served, now offering service in all five major commercial
airports in the L.A. Basin with four flights a day to and from the
Bay Area nonstop between Long Beach and Oakland.
arrival in Long Beach brings much needed competition not just with
our unique value and unparalleled customer service, but with
unmatched access to the rest of the country through our Oakland
gateway," said Paul Cullen, Southwest Airlines' Vice President
of Corporate Planning and Financial Planning and Analysis, at a
morning news conference. "The
initial schedule for Long Beach offers long reach with easy
connections to 19 cities through our four flights a day to
Sunday, 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.