The flight left Phoenix on Sunday night and was headed to Dallas Love Field when passengers started to see smoke in the cabin.
The captain of flight 3562 noticed smoke in the cabin and announced that the aircraft would be landing as the closest possible airport.
"Our people in Albuquerque worked to get customers onboard another aircraft to continue their journey to Dallas", officials said in a statement.
Emergency services including the Albuquerque Fire Department, the Kirtland Air Force Fire Department and paramedics waited on the Albuquerque International Sunport runway as the plane landed.
Southwest Airlines 737 like this had to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after an apparent onboard electrical fire.
"Just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque".
Upon landing the flight attendants told passengers, "keep your heads down, evacuate the plane, and to leave their bags on the aircraft". International Business Times has reached out to Southwest Airlines for a comment regarding the incident.