Southwest Airlines announces daily service between Albuquerque and Burbank, California – city of Albuquerque

September 16, 2021

As evidence of Albuquerque’s growing film industry, Southwest Airlines today announced the introduction of a daily non-stop service between Albuquerque and Hollywood Burbank Airport. This is the first daily service between the two cities. The service begins on January 17, 2022.

“The Sunport is New Mexico’s connection to the world, and the service to and from Burbank is a huge boost as filming continues to expand in our state,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “This new service not only provides better connections to our film industry, but also opens new doors for economic development and tourism with Southern California – a win for building a gateway to the southwest.”

“We have been looking forward to serving Burbank for a long time and this option is sure to strengthen our links with the film industry,” said Nyika Allen, Albuquerque City Aviation Director. “Today’s announcement from Southwest is exciting and welcome news as we continue to recover and recover from Covid-19.”

Southwest officials say this service is building on the company’s foundation as a point-to-point airline that enables customers to travel faster between New Mexico and the San Fernando Valley. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at

“Albuquerque is well on the way to becoming one of the largest high-tech and sustainable film production hubs in North America Cyndy McCrossen, film liaison for the City of Albuquerque Film Bureau. “It has a direct connection to the heart of Hollywood, where most of the major studios are.”

In addition to adding services to Burbank, Southwest will also increase operations in Albuquerque in several cities, including Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and San Diego, in the first quarter of 2022.

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