San Diegans looking for a new getaway this summer are in luck!
Southwest Airlines has announced it will add nonstop service from San Diego to five new destinations in just a few months.
Starting June 4, locals will be able to fly to Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah year-round from San Diego International Airport. The flights will be once a day.
The airline will also add seasonal nonstop flights to three new destinations: Newark, Spokane and Indianapolis.
The new service to those three locations will be offered through the end of the airline's current summer schedule, which runs through Aug. 14. Details are available on the Southwest website.
At the moment, Alaska Airlines is the only airline flying nonstop to Boise. United Airlines and Alaska Airlines fly direct to Newark, a popular hub for New York City travelers. Delta Airlines and Alaska are the only two airlines that fly nonstop to Salt Lake City right now.
Zachary Mensen, of Southwest Airline's Business Performance & Planning department said the new service additions are part of the airline's ongoing mission to be the hometown carrier for San Diego travelers "to every place that San Diegans want to fly."
"That means offering more nonstop service than anyone else to the places San Diegans want to go. As the largest domestic carrier, and the biggest airline in the West, the list of nonstop destinations is already long. Our additions to the summer schedule help us to cross off more destinations on the wish list and put them onto Southwest.com as options for travelers," Mensen said.
Currently, Southwest Airlines says it carries more than 3,100 passengers daily, each way, traveling to and from San Diego International Airport within California. With the airline's summer schedule, Southwest will offer San Diego travelers nonstop service to 30 destinations.
Travelers looking to nab a sweet deal to these new cities from San Diego should hurry - the airline is offering a promotion with fares as low as $89 to Boise and fares as low as $59 to Salt Lake City, so long as travelers purchase them before midnight on Jan. 26. Travel under that deal will be valid June 4 through Aug. 14.