AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — As MyHighPlains.com was first to report last week, Southwest Airlines announced an expansion to its service options from Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Houston Hobby International Airport.
Starting April 14, 2020, Southwest will increase service between Amarillo and Houston to six days a week, Sundays through Fridays.
Currently, Southwest only operates nonstop flights to Houston on Sundays.
“This is phenomenal news for Amarillo and for Southwest Airlines,” said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. “Our city is committed to expanding travel options for Panhandle businesses, and Southwest Airlines is committed to listening to customers and meeting customer needs. This new service is a direct result of those commitments.”
“The expanded flight options from Amarillo is a direct result of listening to travelers in the Panhandle and better understanding their needs and where they need to go,” said Julian Gelvez Hinestroza, Southwest’s Manager of Network Planning, “Southwest is committed to connecting People to what’s important in their lives and building on our decades-long partnership with the City of Amarillo.”
Southwest Airlines currently serves the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport with nonstop and same plane service to Dallas Love Field, Las Vegas, Houston Hobby International Airport, and Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
When the carrier begins its six-day a week service to Houston, the carrier will offer up to six departures a day including four nonstop flights to Dallas, one to Las Vegas, and one to Houston, and will now link Amarillo to nearly 60 markets across the United States, the Caribbean, and Mexico.