Southwest Airlines sets off on four new US sectors

Southwest Airlines Tampa to Los Angeles

Southwest Airlines Tampa

Southwest Airlines launched a daily non-stop service between Tampa and Los Angeles on 7 August, with the Florida airport once again going all-out for its route launch cake, producing a Hollywood-inspired bake which was even fitted with LED lights! Posing with the launch ceremony centrepiece alongside Marilyn Monroe were Tampa Airport’s EVP of Operations and Customer Service, John Tiliacos, and EVP of Facilities and Administration, Al Illustrato.

Southwest Airlines Nashville Atlanta

Southwest Airlines broke Delta Air Lines’ monopoly on the route between Atlanta and Nashville on 7 August, launching a 31 times weekly service on the city pair, offering five daily departures mid-week and three times daily at weekends. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Tennessee airport to officially open the route, with an inaugural passenger helping Nashville Airport CEO Doug Kreulen in conducting cutting proceedings.

  • Southwest Airlines launched four new US domestic city pairs on 7 August, with the LCC now offering non-stop flights from Atlanta (ATL) to Nashville (BNA), Cincinnati (CVG) to Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX) to Tampa (TPA), plus St. Louis (STL) to Hartford (BDL). All routes except Atlanta to Nashville will be flown daily, with the connection between the world’s leading airport and the Tennessee city seeing 31 weekly departures, with five daily services mid-week and three times daily on Saturdays and Sundays. The only route that will not face direct competition is the St. Louis to Hartford city pair. The average sector length of the four routes is 1,764 kilometres. See how Hartford Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
07-Aug Atlanta (ATL) Nashville (BNA) B73W (31) Delta Air Lines (72)
Cincinnati (CVG) Denver (DEN) B73W (7) United Airlines (14), Delta Air Lines (7), Frontier Airlines (7), Allegiant Air (2)
Los Angeles (LAX) Tampa (TPA) Delta Air Lines (13), Spirit Airlines (7)
St. Louis (STL) Hartford (BDL) B73S (7)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 14 August. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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