Southwest to begin Sunday nonstop flights to, from Dallas

HARLINGEN — A new nonstop Sunday flight between Valley International Airport and Dallas Love Field will begin in late fall, Southwest Airlines announced yesterday.

The new schedule will begin Nov. 3 and flights will depart Harlingen on Sundays at 6:40 p.m. and arrive in Dallas at 8:05 p.m. The return flight will depart Dallas on Sundays at 12:35 p.m., arriving in Harlingen at 2:05 p.m.

“The new nonstop flight between Dallas and Harlingen on Sundays offers great times for both local and connecting traffic,” said Jose Mulet, director of air service development at Valley International.

Southwest already offers daily non-stops to Austin and Houston Hobby.

“Those returning to Dallas can enjoy a ‘stretched’ weekend stay in the RGV with this 6:40 p.m. departure to Dallas,” Mulet added. “The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is one of our top five destinations. VIA is proud to be the only airport to offer convenient service between the RGV and both airports in the Greater Dallas and Houston area.”

Southwest also announced the return of several seasonal routes linking Texas and the Caribbean and Latin America.

Effective Nov. 3, daily service will resume between Austin and Cancun. And on Nov. 9, weekly service on Saturdays will resume seasonally between Houston Hobby and Aruba.