Southwest Announces New Service Between ABQ and Long Beach, CA

Feb 13, 2023

New route part of announcement that also includes increased service to the DC area

ALBUQUERQUE — Southwest Airlines announced the start of daily, nonstop service between the Albuquerque International Sunport and Long Beach Airport (LGB) as well as increased, now daily service to Baltimore Washington International (BWI). Both routes are set to begin September 5, 2023. The announcement comes just weeks after the airline announced plans to bring limited seasonal service from ABQ to Orlando this summer, starting July 15.

The Long Beach route brings the total number of nonstop destinations from the Sunport to 29, the highest it has been since 2012.

“We’ve already had a great start to 2023 and with the addition of this new and expanded service, it’s only getting better,” said Richard McCurley, Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque. “The Long Beach route will mark the third destination in the greater Los Angeles area served by the Sunport, which gives our customers more options.”

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About the Albuquerque International Sunport:

Owned and operated by the City of Albuquerque’s Aviation Department, The Albuquerque International Sunport is New Mexico’s largest commercial airport, welcoming over 5 million passengers each year. Served by 8 major carriers, 3 cargo carriers and 2 commuter airlines, the Sunport offers nonstop service between ABQ and 26 destinations, with worldwide connectivity. The Albuquerque International Sunport is the Gateway of New Mexico.


About Southwest Airlines Co.
Southwest Airlines Co. operates one of the world’s most admired and awarded airlines, offering its one-of-a-kind value and Hospitality at 121 airports across 11 countries. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2021, Southwest took flight in 1971 to democratize the sky through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel and now carries more air travelers flying nonstop within the United States than any other airline1. Based in Dallas and famous for an Employee-first corporate Culture, Southwest maintains an unprecedented record of no involuntary furloughs or layoffs in its history. By empowering its more than 55,0002 People to deliver unparalleled Hospitality, the maverick airline cherishes a passionate loyalty among as many as 130 million Customers carried a year. That formula for success brought industry-leading prosperity and 47 consecutive years3 of profitability for Southwest Shareholders (NYSE: LUV). Southwest continues to develop tangible steps toward an environmental sustainability goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, including offering an opportunity for Customers to contribute toward helping Southwest offset its carbon emissions. For more information, please visit Learn more at about how Southwest Airlines leverages a unique legacy and mission to serve communities around the world.   


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