Cabo, Orlando and Austin, here we come! Sacramento International Airport adds nonstop service to major destinations

Photo by Jeremy Sykes
This 56-foot-long aluminum sculpture, "Leap," by artist Lawrence Argent was installed in Sacramento International Airport's Terminal B in September 2011.

Sacramento International Airport just got a little bit more … international. It's adding nonstop service from the capital city to Cabo San Lucas, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, beginning in March 2018, with additional service via Alaska Airlines commencing in June. The Southwest flight will be the carrier’s first international route from Sacramento (other carriers currently serve Mexico City and Guadalajara, and Cabo seasonally).

Southwest is also expanding its nonstop domestic service out of SMF, adding four new destinations, including New Orleans starting next March, Austin and St. Louis in April, and Orlando in May.

Altogether, Southwest will be upping the number of daily nonstop flights out of the airport from 22 to 82. That will bring the number of nonstop destinations available through the airport’s nine carriers from 33 to 37, and increase the total number of daily departing flights from around 150 to over 200. Now that we can get to Baja and Florida directly, a quick trip to Margaritaville never felt so tempting.

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