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Southwest Airlines adds more capacity at Valley International Airport 120% more seats for March 2022 vs. March 2021

(Harlingen, Texas – September 23, 2021) - Effective March 10, 2022, Southwest Airlines plans to offer more flights from Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas.  Two nonstops between Austin and Harlingen will offer same-day roundtrip opportunities for our customers. The new flights will operate daily except Saturdays. The flight times are:

Austin to Harlingen           Harlingen to Austin

9:15 am – 10:20 am           10:55 am – 12:00 pm

4:00 pm –   5:05 pm             5:40 pm –   6:45 pm

Southwest Airlines will also operate a daily nonstop between Dallas/Love and Harlingen. The flight times are:

Dallas to Harlingen                Harlingen to Dallas

9:45 am – 11:15 am               11:50 am – 1:20 pm

In addition, the carrier plans to operate 4 daily flights between Houston/Hobby and Harlingen daily except on Saturdays when they will operate 3 flights.  The times are:

Houston to Harlingen          Harlingen to Houston

        8:25 am -   9:30 am                  6:15 am  -   7:25 am

1:15 pm -   2:20 pm                10:00 am -  11:00 am

6:45 pm -   7:45 pm                10:45 pm -  11:45 pm

10:45 pm - 11:45 pm               8:15 pm -    9:15 pm

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 or a 120% increase in monthly seat capacity. “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. The flights will be operated using the Boeing 737-700 aircraft at 143 seats. The new flights are currently available for sale at southwest.com.

About Valley International Airport - Valley International is the largest airport in South Texas. Nearly 650,000 passengers and visitors walk through our terminal annually. Southwest Airlines offers nonstop service to  Houston/Hobby, Austin and Dallas/Love. United Express offers nonstop service to Houston Intercontinental. Delta Air Lines and Sun Country Airlines offers seasonal service to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Swift Airlines and Sun Country Airlines offer casino charters year-round. Frontier Airlines offers nonstop flights to Denver, Las Vegas and Orlando. American Airlines nonstop service to Dallas/Ft. Worth and seasonal service to Chicago’s O’Hare. VivaAerobus offers nonstop flights to Monterrey. Air cargo is serviced by a wide-body fleet from FedEx and DHL. The airport offers many features; among them: door-to-door shuttle service to South Padre Island, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary frequent flyer lounge. More information is available at www.flythevalley.comand www.facebook.com/flythevalley