SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Southwest Airlines is pausing its weekly nonstop service between Sacramento and New Orleans.

The airline says it will discontinue the flights by mid-August. The nonstop service just started in March. The airline says the change is a seasonal reduction for the summer.

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The 4 hour flights departed Sacramento International Airport at 6:25 am and landed in New Orleans at 12:25 pm. The return flight left New Orleans at 8:40 pm and landed at SMF at 11 pm.

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Southwest has added a number of nonstop flights to and from Sacramento International, including to Cabo San Lucas.

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The airline announced it would offer nonstop flights from SMF to Hawaii if the FAA plan gets approved. The route, days, and times haven’t been announced yet.