Southwest Airways Boeing 737-7H4 takes off from Hollywood Burbank Airport on September 16, 2020 in Burbank, California.
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Dallas-based Southwest on Monday stated it plans so as to add service at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Chicago O’Hare subsequent yr, two United hubs and the cities’ bigger airports. It marks a technique shift for the low-cost service that has relied primarily on secondary airports in a few of the largest U.S. cities. Its operations in these cities are nonetheless centered on Houston’s Pastime Airport and Chicago’s Halfway Worldwide Airport.
The shift comes as airways rethink their networks after the coronavirus pandemic devastated demand. Enterprise journey has largely been absent, forcing carriers to focus on vacationers with seaside and different out of doors locations.
Southwest is not the one service to sense alternative amid the lull in visitors to once-congested airports. Chicago-based United is planning to return in early 2021 to New York’s John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport after a greater than five-year absence, CNBC reported final month.