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SMF Gets More Flights as Southwest Expands Service



As a shot-in-the-arm for Sacramento's burgeoning tourism industry, Southwest Airline has announced several new flights from Sacramento International Airport, SMF.

Beginning August 1, 2017 Southwest will offer new daily nonstop service to Long Beach (LGB) and Spokane, Washington (GEG). The Dallas-based carrier will also offer additional flights to San Diego and Seattle beginning June 5.  
The service expansion will make Sacramento (SMF) the 16th largest airport in the Southwest network. Southwest will offer two flights a day to Long Beach and one daily flight to Spokane.  Nonstop service to Spokane was last offered from Sacramento in 2011.
“These new nonstop options give our Capital City customers time-saving ways to and from both Long Beach and Spokane and bring us to 80 departures a day from Sacramento this summer,” Andrew Watterson, Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer for Southwest said. “And the additional seats we’re adding through new flights to San Diego and Seattle this summer continue an investment we began making in Sacramento more than 25 years ago – a key part of our strategy to be the hometown carrier of Californians with more than 670 departures a day from 10 airports in the Golden State.”
Sacramento County Director of Airports John Wheat praised the move and it will bloster commerce and tourism to the region.
“This is a significant service expansion and shows Southwest’s confidence in Sacramento International Airport and in the region it serves,” said . “We look forward to offering our customers more options to some of our most popular business and leisure destinations.”
With these additional flights, Southwest will have 80 peak daily departures to 17 nonstop destinations from Sacramento International Airport. 
Southwest will operate flights on the following schedule:
                                                                                 
Sacramento-Long Beach                                                         
Departure                                       Arrival
1:55 p.m.                                        3:15 p.m.                          
7 p.m.                                              8:20 p.m.

Daily
Long Beach-Sacramento
Departure                                       Arrival
7:10 a.m.                                         8:30 a.m.
4 p.m.                                              5:20 p.m.

Sacramento – Spokane                
Departure                                       Arrival
9:05 a.m.                                         10:50 a.m.

Spokane-Sacramento 
Departure                                       Arrival

11:25 a.m.                                     1:20 p.m.






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