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Five new nonstop flights to take off in Spokane this summer

Southwest Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Spokane and San Diego on Sunday. The seasonal flight will run until Aug. 31. Other new nonstop flights starting this summer will connect Spokane to Chicago-O’Hare, San Francisco, Sacramento and Dallas-Fort Worth. (Anonymous / Associated Press)
Southwest Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Spokane and San Diego on Sunday. The seasonal flight will run until Aug. 31. Other new nonstop flights starting this summer will connect Spokane to Chicago-O’Hare, San Francisco, Sacramento and Dallas-Fort Worth. (Anonymous / Associated Press)
From staff reports

Five new nonstop flights between Spokane International Airport and cities across the country take off this summer, beginning Sunday when Southwest Airlines launches daily service to San Diego. The seasonal flight will be available until Aug. 31.

The other flights, which will operate year-round, will begin:

June 8: Chicago-O’Hare (United Airlines); San Francisco (United)

July 5: Sacramento (Southwest)

Aug. 1: Dallas-Fort Worth (American Airlines)

The additions bring the number of nonstop flights to Spokane to 16. Nonstop service already is available to Boise, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

“Adding these nonstop flights connect the Spokane region to major hubs around the U.S. and provide new opportunities for tourism growth,” said Cheryl Kilday, president and CEO of Visit Spokane. “Making travel to Spokane hassle free makes it easier for people to enjoy our great destination.”

The flights also will make it easier for business travelers coming to Spokane.

“The connection to major hubs in the Midwest, Southeast and the West is so important because it makes it that much easier for meetings and convention attendees to get here,” said Rob Enriquez, vice president of sales and marketing at Visit Spokane. “Once they get to Spokane, they love it. The addition of these flights keep our region’s positive momentum going.”

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