Southwest Airlines adds 20 new routes in one day

On 2 November, Tampa Airport celebrated the inaugural flight of Southwest Airlines from Dallas Love Field with a fantastic cake as well as a prize wheel with trivia questions and giveaways for passengers. Celebrating the achievement is Tampa’s marketing team: Angelo Mottola, Maria Cook, Debbie Thomas and Danny Cooper.

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Southwest Airlines commenced a new route to Nashville

On 2 November, Southwest Airlines commenced a new route to Nashville, this time touching down from Dallas Love Field with twice-daily flights using a mixed fleet of its 737-300s, 737-700s and 737-800s. The new route was celebrated in true Music City fashion at the gate.

  • Southwest Airlines continued to expand rapidly, adding a total of 20 routes on 2 November. While the majority of the new additions have been taken over from its AirTran Airways subsidiary as part of their merger, the ULCC has also commenced a further eight new links from Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL), following the recent abolition of the Wright Amendment. Notably, the average weekly frequency across the 20 new routes is 11.8. With the longest sector being the 3,626-kilometre route from Washington Dulles, VA (IAD) to San Diego, CA (SAN), Southwest will face direct competition on half of the newly launched routes.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
02-Nov Atlanta, GA (ATL) Punta Cana (PUJ) B73W (8) Delta Air Lines (15)
Austin-Bergstrom, TX (AUS) Cancun (CUN) B73W (7) United Airlines (1)
Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI) Punta Cana (PUJ) B73W (8) Frontier Airlines (2)
Chicago Midway, IL (MDW) Cancun (CUN) B73W (14)
Montego Bay (MBJ) B73W (7)
Punta Cana (PUJ) B73W (8)
Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL) Atlanta, GA (ATL) B73S (26) Delta Air Lines (32)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) B73S (14)
Nashville, TN (BNA)
New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA) B73S (20) Virgin America (25)
Orange County, CA (SNA) B73W (7)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX) B73S (27)
San Diego, CA (SAN) B73W (14)
Tampa, FL (TPA) B73S (14)
Orange County, CA (SNA) Mexico City (MEX) B73W (7)
San Antonio, TX (SAT) Interjet (12), Aeromexico (9)
Washington Dulles, VA (IAD) Las Vegas, NV (LAS) United Airlines (13), Frontier Airlines (4)
San Diego, CA (SAN) B73W (6) United Airlines (30)
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Akron/Canton, OH (CAK) B73W (7) US Airways (7)
Indianapolis, IN (IND) B73W (14) US Airways (40)
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for 4 November 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies.


  1. William Manns says:

    The WN frequencies to CAK and IND are from DCA not IAD.

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