Southwest increases flights from SFO

Southwest Airlines announced a series of schedule changes Wednesday that will increase the number of departures the discount carrier has from San Francisco International and Mineta San Jose International airports while decreasing its departures from Oakland.

The schedule changes take effect May 10.

“Southwest Airlines is concerned about slowing economic growth, and we want our flight schedule to be built around flights that are in high demand,” Southwest Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said.

Southwest will add two daily departures from SFO to San Diego for a total of 10.

In San Jose, the airline will begin new service between Silicon Valley and Denver with three departures daily. It will reduce its daily departures from San Jose to <a title=”Los Angeles” href=”/Subject-Los_Angeles.html” target=”_blank” onClick=”var s=s_gi('examinercom'); s.tl(this,'o','Inline Entity Link'); ” >Los Angeles and Ontario in Southern California by one daily departure each for a new total of 13 and eight daily departures respectively.

Southwest Airlines Co. will begin new service between Oakland and Austin, Texas, with a single daily departure. However, it will reduce its daily departures from Oakland to Burbank; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Ontario, Canada; and San Diego by two for each city.

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