Southwest Airlines published initial flight schedules for Chicago O’Hare and Colorado Springs

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The FINANCIAL — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) published its initial flight schedules for both Chicago O’Hare International and Colorado Springs Municipal airports as the carrier continues expanding to bring the value and Hospitality of Southwest closer to more travelers and offers more destinations to fly for leisure and business travel.

“Our low fares and friendly policies, like no change fees* and bags fly free**, mean more today as they give people the peace of mind to book travel beyond 2020. We’re growing the reach of Southwest as we add more destinations across the United States while bringing our warm Hospitality and iconic Customer Service to more people than ever before,” said Andrew Watterson, Southwest Airlines Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President. “These additional investments in Chicago and Colorado provide even more convenience for our current Customers while also making it more convenient for new travelers to choose Southwest as we begin service from their preferred airport.”

*Southwest has never charged change fees. A fare difference might apply.
**Southwest allows travelers to check up to two bags for free (size and weight limits apply). 

Chicago (O’Hare) service begins February 14, 2021
More than 35 years after landing at Chicago Midway International Airport, Southwest will expand its footprint in the Chicagoland area, adding complementing service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport starting Feb. 14, 2021. The carrier’s initial service will offer 20 departures daily from O’Hare, and the new service is available for purchase at with fares as low as:

  • $39 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Nashville (four times daily);
  • $79 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Baltimore/Washington (four times daily);
  • $89 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Denver (six times daily);
  • $99 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Dallas (Love Field) (four times daily); and
  • $109 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O’Hare) and Phoenix (twice daily).
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The number of seats, days of week, and markets for these fares are limited. See full fares, and specific terms and conditions below and at

During its more than three-decades of service to Chicago, Southwest has grown to become Chicago Midway’s largest airline while also employing more than 4,800 People in the city.

Colorado Springs service begins March 11, 2021
Southwest will also launch service from its fourth destination in Colorado when it takes off from Colorado Springs Municipal Airport on March 11, 2021. The new service links the Pikes Peak region nonstop with up to 13 flights a day to destinations across Southwest’s growing network. The new service is available now at airline’s website with fares as low as:

  • $29 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Denver (four times daily);
  • $59 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Las Vegas (twice daily);
  • $59 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Phoenix (twice daily);
  • $69 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Dallas (Love Field) (three times daily); and
  • $89 one-way nonstop between Colorado Springs and Chicago (Midway) (twice daily).

The number of seats, days of week, and markets for these fares are limited. 

Southwest continues growing across Colorado with new seasonal service to both Montrose (Telluride) and Steamboat Springs (Hayden) beginning Dec. 19, 2020. Just a few weeks later, on Jan. 3, 2021, Southwest will celebrate its 15th anniversary of service to Denver where it now employs more than 4,000 People and currently offers up to 220 nonstop departures per day during peak travel periods.

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More Flights to More Places
Southwest is also preparing to begin service to Palm Springs and Miami beginning on Nov. 15. These flights, along with the carrier’s full flight schedule through April 11, 2021, are available for sale at Southwest Airlines’s website. 

New Destinations Arriving in 2021
Additionally, the carrier recently announced plans to add service from Houston George Bush Intercontinental; Savannah, Georgia; and return to Jackson, Mississippi, with flights anticipated to begin in the first half of 2021. More information about fares and schedules will be released when available.

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