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Southwest to begin service between Las Vegas, Long Beach

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 03:09:18-04

Southwest Airlines will have new nonstop service between Las Vegas and Long Beach, Calif., beginning in September.

The service between McCarran International Airport and Long Beach Airport begins Sept. 18. The carrier’s additional flights and fares will be available for sale beginning July 20, on Southwest.com.

Under the Flight Allocation Resolution enacted by the City of Long Beach as part of the Airport Noise Compatibility Ordinance, unutilized flight slots allocated to one carrier may be temporarily reallocated to another carrier. Southwest reserved three unused flight slots for usage Sundays through Fridays, and two unused flight slots for usage on Saturdays, Sept. 18 through Dec. 31.

In March, Southwest announced its intention of serving Long Beach, the carrier’s fifth Los Angeles Basin airport and 10th airport served in California.

Southwest began service on June 5 with daily flights between Long Beach Airport and Oakland International Airport. That initial flight schedule had four flights in each direction each weekday.