Two non-stops between Austin and Harlingen will offer same-day round-trip opportunities for customers. Southwest will also operate a daily nonstop between Dallas/Love and Harlingen. Additionally, the carrier plans to operate four daily flights between Houston/Hobby and Harlingen daily except on Saturdays when they will operate three flights.
“These new flights will offer even greater connecting opportunities for our RGV residents since Southwest Airlines will operate over 13,000 monthly flights starting March 2022, from Dallas, Houston and Austin, combined. In addition, our air cargo customers will benefit as well with more belly cargo space with the additional flights,” stated José A. Mulet, director of air service development at Valley International Airport.
According to CIRIUM, an airline passenger database service, the monthly number of Southwest Airlines outbound seats for March 2022 shows 26,156 seats versus 11,901 seats for March 2021. This reflects a 120-percent increase in monthly seat capacity.
The flights will be operated using the Boeing 737-700 aircraft at 143 seats. The new flights are currently available for sale.