Southwest Airlines announced (27-Aug-2012) it will increase its presence in New Orleans with a total of 114 daily services by Mar-2013, marking a 35% increase over the Aug-2012 schedule, bringing approximately 1.5 million additional seats into the market annually. Southwest currently operates 76 services from New Orleans while Air Tran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest, operates eight daily services. As part of the expansion, Southwest will serve Newark and Key West from New Orleans and AirTran will begin serving Orlando, with all services to operate daily in the Mar-2013 schedule. The Feb-2013 schedule increases frequency increases to destinations including Dallas Love, Fort Lauderdale, Nashville and St Louis. [more - original PR]
Southwest Airlines to add 1.5 million seats to New Orleans p/a, 114 daily services by Mar-2013
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