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Southwest offers discount ahead of Fresno launch

Ahead of its late-April launch, Southwest Airlines is offering deep discounts on fares out of Fresno-Yosemite International Airport.

The budget airline is offering flights from Fresno to Las Vegas and Denver starting at $39 and $69, respectively, each way, come April 25. 

Southwest is knocking down the Las Vegas route to $29 for a one-way trip for flights between March 30 to June 30. 

The discount is available until 9:59 p.m. on Friday. 

Other California routes also have the $29 discount price: 

  • The route between Santa Barbara and Las Vegas
  • The route between Palm Springs and Phoenix
  • The route between Long Beach and Oakland
  • The route between San Diego and San Francisco

In addition to Southwest’s entrance into Fresno, the airline is opening up shop in Santa Barbara on April 12. 

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at