Southwest Airlines adds 17 new routes for the winter

Floridian Pensacola Airport’s Allison Ballinger, Business Development Coordinator, welcomed Southwest Airport’s arrival from Houston Hobby with this special cake surrounded by cloud-shaped cupcakes. Posing for a commemorative picture with the airport’s director, Greg Donovan (first right) were Brian Spencer, Mayor Ashton J. Hayward, Bob Montgomery, Any Terhaar, P.C. Wu, Charles Bare, Larry Johnson and Gerald Wingate. The daily service is Southwest’s second to Pensacola and follows the twice-daily schedule from Nashville, TN.  Support the airport in this week’s Cake Vote .

On 3 November Tampa International Airport celebrated the Southwest Airlines' inaugural flight to Memphis with a phenomenal cake and Elvis impersonator. With the cake and Elvis are: Chris Minner, Vice President of Marketing and Kari Goetz, Director of Marketing for Tampa International Airport.

  • Southwest Airlines increased its network in the course of last week with the launch of 17 new services on 3 November. Atlanta, GA (ATL) saw the most new services commence (four), followed by Memphis, TN (MEM), where three new routes were launched. All new routes are operated with daily or twice-daily frequencies. Southwest Airlines faces competition on eight of them, including all services from Atlanta.
Origin Destination WF A/c Competition
Atlanta, GA (ATL) New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA) 7 B73W Delta Air Lines (113)
American Airlines (45)
AirTran Airways (34)
San Juan (SJU) 7 B73W Delta Air Lines (23)
St Louis, MO (STL) 7 B73W Delta Air Lines (54)
AirTran Airways (21)
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) 7 B733 Delta Air Lines (59)
AirTran Airways (14)
Austin, TX (AUS) New Orleans, LA (MSY) 7 B73W
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 14 EQV US Airways (27)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 7 B73C
Fort Myers, FL (RSW) Milwaukee, WI (MKE) 14 EQV
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 7 B73W
Houston Hobby, TX (HOU) Memphis, TN (MEM) 7 B73W
Pensacola, FL (PNS) 7 B73W
Memphis, TN (MEM) Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI) 7 B73C
Chicago Midway, IL (MDW) 14 B73C
Orlando, FL (MCO) 7 B73W Delta Air Lines (8)
Orlando, FL (MCO) Dayton, OH (DAY) 7 B73C
Richmond, VA (RIC) 7 B73W JetBlue Airways (5)
Tampa, FL (TPA) Memphis, TN (MEM) 7 B73W Delta Air Lines (7)
Source: Innovata w/c 11 November 2013

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