Southwest To Add Service To 5 New Destinations At SMF

Four domestic destinations & international service
to Mexico begin in spring 2018

Routes include popular vacation spots and airport’s 8th East Coast destination

​SACRAMENTO, CA. August 28, 2017 – In a major route expansion at Sacramento International Airport, Southwest Airlines (WN) has announced new air service to five destinations, including the airport’s first-ever flight to Florida and Southwest’s first-ever international flight from Sacramento to Mexico.

New destinations are Austin, Orlando, St. Louis, New Orleans and Cabo San Lucas. Southwest is also adding an additional flight to Burbank.

New nonstop service to Cabo and New Orleans begins March 10, 2018.  New nonstop service to Austin and St. Louis begins April 8, 2018.  New nonstop service to Orlando begins May 6, 2018. Tickets are on sale now at

The Southwest announcement marks Sacramento International Airport’s first nonstop flight to Florida, to leisure-market-favorite Orlando, and its eighth nonstop destination on the East Coast. Other East Coast gateways include Boston and New York City (JetBlue), Newark, NJ and Washington, DC (United Airlines), Baltimore (Southwest),  Charlotte (American Airlines) and Atlanta (Delta).

The service expansion brings the total number of daily Southwest flights to 82, serving 22 nonstop destinations. 

Nonstop flights will be offered daily, except for New Orleans, which will be available on Sundays, and Cabo San Lucas, which will be available on Saturdays.

The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field.  Sacramento International Airport (SMF) offers more than 150 daily nonstop flights on nine domestic and international carriers to 30 cities. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit

Contact: Laurie Slothower
Communication and Media Officer
Air Service Development and Marketing
Sacramento County Department of Airports
916.874.0791 (office)
916.806.5394 (cell)