Long Beach: Southwest Announces New Nonstop Service to Boise and Portland
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Long Beach, CA ~ Today, Southwest Airlines announced the addition of nonstop flights between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Boise, Idaho (BOI) and Portland, Oregon (PDX). The new service will begin on October 7th and tickets are available now at Southwest.com.

Mayor Rex Richardson expressed his excitement for the new routes, saying "These new weekend routes provide additional, valuable connectivity between both regions, with travelers from the Northwest looking for an easy gateway to Southern California."

The announcement marks a record-breaking number of nonstop destinations available at LGB in its nearly 100-year history. With 45 total flight slots held by Southwest Airlines, other carriers such as Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and UPS also hold slots at the airport.

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In recent months, Southwest has added daily service to Kansas City (MCI), seasonal service to Maui (OGG) beginning March 9th, daily service to Colorado Springs (COS) and El Paso (ELP), as well as Saturday service to Orlando (MCO) beginning July 11th. Additionally, daily service to Albuquerque (ABQ) will begin on September 5th.

Airport Director Cynthia Guidry commented on the news saying "We love seeing our route map fill up with more and more exciting destinations, and this new weekend nonstop link with the Pacific Northwest is a very welcome addition to the service Southwest offers daily in these markets."

For more information about nonstop destinations at LGB visit lgb.org/destinations.

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