The list of non-stop destinations from Dallas Love Field continues to grow. Southwest Airlines announced today it’s adding nonstop flights between 10 cities and Love Field, linking 43 destinations to Dallas’ intown airport starting in April.
Starting April 8, Southwest will offer non-stop service from Dallas to Charleston, Columbus, Indianapolis, Memphis, Milwaukee, Panama City Beach, Portland, Oregon, Sacramento, San Jose, and Seattle/Tacoma.
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Southwest Airlines added nonstop flights from Dallas Love Field to San Francisco and Oakland today, completing — at least for now — an expansion at the city airport that began in October. Dallas-based Southwest has increased its Love Field flights approximately 30 percent since October to 153 daily departures to 33 cities.
Love Field statistics released this week show what the end of the Wright Amendment has meant for our favorite in-city airport. Passenger airline traffic soared nearly 37 percent at Love in November — the first full month of expanded flights after flying restrictions ended there — from a year earlier.
Much of that increase is from Southwest, but other airlines also have recently expanded at Love. Virgin America, which moved operations from D/FW, offers 13 daily flights to the East and West coasts. And, Delta is now flying larger planes on five daily trips to Atlanta.
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It’s a big, big day in North Texas as airlines, an airport and its passengers celebrate the end of the Wright Amendment.
Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly was at his Love Field gate for the 6:40 a.m. flight to Denver this morning, the first flight scheduled to depart to a destination beyond what the Wright Amendment allowed.
Later this morning, Virgin America CEO David Cush and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson arrived at Love Field on a ferry/party flight from D/FW International Airport along with country singer Kacey Musgraves.
The Wright amendment, enacted in 1980, prohibited nonstop flights from Love Field, Dallas’ in-city airport, to most of the United States. It initially allowed flights to Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana. Missouri, Alabama, Kansas and Mississippi were later added. But obviously that left a lot of prime real estate not being served from the airport’s prime location minutes from downtown Dallas.
After 34 years, Love Field is now open to flights anywhere in the United States. A big day for North Texas indeed!
Today’s OTD has big news for Dallasites who love to fly Southwest, and who love to fly it out of Love Field. For many, the convenient location of the airport and the great flight rates and free checked baggage deals are almost too good to be true. Well, things are about to get even better later this year. Southwest just announced that it will be adding 15 new nonstop destinations from Love Field- bringing the total nonstop count up to 31 destinations.
All of this comes after the appeal of Wright Amendment and its federal flight restrictions. This amendment limited the area in which airplanes of more that 56 seats could fly nonstop from Love Field. Here are the new cities and the days on which you can begin to fly nonstop to them…
5 cities will have nonstop service beginning Oct. 13, 2014:
10 additional cities will have nonstop service beginning Nov. 2, 2014:
-Washington, D.C. (Reagan National)
-New York (LaGuardia)
-Orange County/Santa Ana
Flight schedules and fairs will be announced in May.
Who’s excited!? This will be pretty life-changing for many who enjoy this airport and airline!