Southwest Airlines will begin offering flights out of O'Hare airport sooner than we expected. Plus we know the first destinations.

In a story published on October 12, speculation was that Southwest Airlines would be expanding service to include O'Hare in the summer of 2021. Today, it was announced that service will begin in February 2020.

Beginning on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2021, Southwest will add flights to five cities for a total of 20 daily departures, according to wgntv.com. I'm sure you're going to find a destination that pleases you, I sure did.

Get ready Arizona friends, it just got a little easier to come enjoy your forever sunshine. And, if Nashville is where you like to be, you're really going to love this news.

Southwest's initial service will offer 20 departures daily from O'Hare, and the new service is available for purchase at Southwest.com with fares as low as:

  • $39 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O'Hare) and Nashville (four times daily)
  • $79 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O'Hare) and Baltimore/Washington (four times daily)
  • $89 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O'Hare) and Denver (six times daily)
  • $99 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O'Hare) and Dallas (Love Field) (four times daily)
  • $109 one-way nonstop between Chicago (O'Hare) and Phoenix (twice daily)