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Southwest slashes popular San Francisco airport route

An airport waiting area with passengers and view of parked planes through windows.
File photo of a Southwest Airlines flight at Oakland International Airport. | Source: Camille Cohen/The Standard

Southwest Airlines, the state’s busiest airline, is dropping a popular route to a Southern California airport early next year.

The airline’s non-stop flight from San Francisco International Airport to Hollywood Burbank Airport will end on Jan. 7, 2024.

A Southwest spokesman confirmed that reporting by the San Francisco Business Times, which broke the story, was accurate.

Southwest will continue its non-stop flights to Hollywood Burbank from Oakland International and San Jose International airport. United Airlines, the largest carrier at SFO, will continue flying non-stop to Hollywood Burbank from San Francisco.

In a statement last week, Alaska Airlines announced it will begin non-stop flights three times a day between SFO and Hollywood Burbank on Dec. 14, 2023.

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