The City of El Paso International Airport is pleased to announce the expansion of daily flights to San Diego with a new, year-round service, on Southwest Airlines.
According to the City of El Paso, "This new service is another positive step, advancing the City’s focus on economic growth and recovery. Daily flights will begin June 5, 2022, and advance tickets are now on sale at southwest.com.
“The goal for our city and for the airport has been to recover economically. A good sign of that recovery can be seen in how quickly we get direct flights back up again. Sam Rodriguez and the team at the airport have been working hard with our office to gather data and engage the airlines to grow our direct flights. We continue to work to decrease the costs of the airlines to ensure El Paso continues to be competitive with other markets,” said City Manager, Tommy Gonzalez.
“The recovery of flights and passengers has been impressive at El Paso International Airport,” Sam Rodriguez, Director of Aviation, said. “Bringing back this popular leisure destination is a win for our community, and we are pleased it is coming back as a daily service to expand our region’s connectivity, just in time for summer travel.”
El Paso International Airport has consistently performed above the national average in passenger traffic recovery, as the nation continues to recover from the impacts of the pandemic. Total passenger traffic for 2021 was up 89.2 percent compared to that of 2020. This is the 27th announcement for new or expanded flights since 2015.
The City’s Strategic Plan prioritizes the growth of the core business of air transportation and expanding air service. For more information about El Paso International Airport, airport business opportunities, and the El Paso Foreign Trade Zone visit, www.flyelpaso.com.
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