Posted on: 12 August 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Southwest Airlines now offers 180 daily departures to 50 nonstop destinations across the US from Dallas Love Field, thanks to new flights from the airport to Boston; Detroit; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Charlotte; Charleston, South Carolina; Raleigh-Durham; Omaha; and Salt Lake City.
Before the federal flight restrictions were repealed in October 2014, Southwest served 16 destinations with nonstop service from Dallas Love Field, its hometown airport.
“Southwest is offering something no other airline can offer from Dallas Love Field: an unmatched number of cities available on a nonstop basis,” remarked Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines’ chief commercial officer and EVP. “With these flights, we're bringing more seats, more low fares, and the time-saving itineraries our customers want without nickel-and-diming them.”
The airline has also launched its first nonstop flights between Columbus, Ohio, and Oakland (San Francisco Bay Area); and between Columbus and Boston. In addition, the carrier is adding a third daily flight between Columbus and Atlanta.
Other new routes being inaugurated by Southwest include Washington Reagan National–Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood, Orange County/Santa Ana–Portland, Omaha–Washington Reagan National and Atlanta– Washington Dulles.
With these new routes now in place, Southwest Airlines has extended its flight schedule until 11 April 2016.