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Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:50 AM - For Immediate Release

Southwest Adds New Nonstop Service to Long Beach & Spokane

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Southwest has announced it will offer new daily nonstop service to Long Beach (LGB) and Spokane, Washington (GEG) beginning Aug. 1. Southwest will also offer additional flights to San Diego and Seattle beginning June 5.  The service expansion will make Sacramento (SMF) the 16th largest airport in the Southwest network.

Southwest will offer two flights a day to to Long Beach and one daily flight to Spokane.  Nonstop service to Spokane was last offered from Sacramento in 2011.

“These new nonstop options give our Capital City customers time-saving ways to and from both Long Beach and Spokane and bring us to 80 departures a day from Sacramento this summer,” said Andrew Watterson, Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer for Southwest. “And the additional seats we’re adding through new flights to San Diego and Seattle this summer continue an investment we began making in Sacramento more than 25 years ago – a key part of our strategy to be the hometown carrier of Californians with more than 670 departures a day from 10 airports in the Golden State.”

“This is a significant service expansion and shows Southwest’s confidence in Sacramento International Airport and in the region it serves,” said Sacramento County Director of Airports John Wheat. “We look forward to offering our customers more options to some of our most popular business and leisure destinations.”

With these additional flights, Southwest will have 80 peak daily departures to 17 nonstop destinations from Sacramento International Airport.

Southwest will operate flights on the following daily schedule:                                                                         

Sacramento-Long Beach                                                       

Departure                                       Arrival
1:55 p.m.                                        3:15 p.m.                         
7 p.m.                                              8:20 p.m.

Long Beach-Sacramento

Departure                                       Arrival
7:10 a.m.                                         8:30 a.m.
4 p.m.                                              5:20 p.m.
Sacramento – Spokane               
Departure                                       Arrival
9:05 a.m.                                         10:50 a.m.


Departure                                       Arrival
11:25 a.m.                                     1:20 p.m.

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Sacramento International Airport is a self-supporting enterprise offering more than 140 nonstop flights on 9 domestic and international carriers to 30 destinations.


The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Airport System is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit

Sacramento County Airport System, a department of Sacramento County, is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining four of the County’s airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. The Airport System provides more than $4 billion in annual economic impact to the Sacramento region. For more information, visit