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Southwest Airlines to fly between Oakland International Airport and Palm Springs
Twice-daily Boeing 737 nonstops begin Nov. 15
Oakland, Calif. – October 8, 2020: Oakland International Airport welcomed the news that Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service between the East Bay airport and Palm Springs, California (PSP). Two daily flights will begin on Nov. 15 and seats are now on sale at Southwest.com.
Today Southwest published the following schedule:
Depart Oakland 9:05AM – Arrive Palm Springs 10:35AM
Depart Oakland 6:45PM – Arrive Palm Springs 8:15PM
Depart Palm Springs 8:30AM – Arrive Oakland 10:00AM
Depart Palm Springs 4:25PM – Arrive Oakland 5:50PM
Palm Springs becomes the seventh Southern California destination that Southwest Airlines serves from OAK. Southwest carries more passengers within the State of California than any other airline. Oakland International Airport is home to Southwest’s largest California base flying from coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Hawaii. The flights to Palm Springs will be aboard Southwest’s fleet of full-size Boeing 737 jets.
“Palm Springs is an often requested yet unserved destination from the East Bay,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation Bryant L. Francis. “So, we’re especially pleased that the new service will allow over 4 million East Bay residents to use their home airport when they fly to Palm Springs.” He added, “We look forward to welcoming inbound visitors to OAK, the close-in, convenient and reliable gateway to all of the business, entertainment and tourism venues in the San Francisco Bay Area region.”
About Southwest Airlines Co.
In its 50th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service to a Customer base topping 130 million passengers in 2019. Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. In peak travel seasons during 2019, Southwest operated more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 103 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries. Southwest will begin service to Steamboat Springs, Colo. on Dec. 19, 2020, and also recently announced intention to serve Palm Springs, Calif. and Miami, Fla. The carrier issued its Southwest® Promise in May 2020 to highlight new and round-the-clock efforts to support its Customers and Employees wellbeing and comfort. Among the changes are enhanced cleaning efforts at airports and onboard aircraft, facemask requirements for Customers and Employees, and capping the number of passengers on every flight to allow middle seats to remain open through Nov. 30, 2020. Additional details about the Southwest Promise are available at Southwest.com/Promise.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact. Updates about travel during the COVID19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at www.oaklandairport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Roberto Bernardo, Spokesperson
Oakland International Airport
Southwest Airlines Media Relations Team
Tel. 214-792-4847, option 1
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