A new nonstop flight is in the works from one of Austin’s favorite airlines.
In a December 8 announcement, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines revealed that it has extended its flight schedule through early June of next year while also quietly adding a few new routes to the mix, including one nonstop out of Austin.
Next spring, Southwest will launch nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to the hip Oklahoma city of Tulsa. Nonstop flights take off daily beginning April 25, 2022. A review of the newly released flight schedule shows ticket prices as low as $79 each way.
Southwest is also spreading some love to San Antonio International Airport with new nonstop service to Oklahoma City. That service also launches April 25 and will run Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
The new Austin-Tulsa route joins a slew of new and returning nonstop routes that Southwest has on the docket for ABIA next spring.
On March 10 2022, the airline will add daily nonstop service from Austin to Amarillo; Charleston, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Midland/Odessa; and Ontario, California. And later that week, Southwest will resume weekly flights to several Florida hot spots.
The timing of the announcement, along with the extended flight calendar, aligns with the upcoming holidays, with Southwest noting that “it is giving customers an ability to purchase the gift of travel and an early summer vacation as it extends its bookable flight schedule through June 4, 2022.”