Southwest announces flights from Pit
FEB 27, 2015: Southwest Airlines announced new nonstop service from Pittsburgh International Airport to Dallas Love Field. The new flights begin August 9, and will depart daily. The new service is available for purchase immediately with fares as low as $89 one way. Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, said Southwest’s growing list of markets served at Pittsburgh International – Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Houston, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa, and seasonally to West Palm Beach which begins next weekend – is impressive. Next month, Southwest will operate an average of 30 daily flights from Pittsburgh International Airport. “Business and leisure travelers will now have nonstop access from Pittsburgh to 13 year round cities and 14 seasonal markets across the U.S. on Southwest,” Cassotis said. “Flights to Dallas Love Field open up additional access to our region’s burgeoning energy sector, as well as important connections. We’re just so happy that Southwest believes in Pittsburgh and is supporting our community with additional service.” Federal restrictions at Love Field under the Wright Amendment of 1979 expired in October 2014. Since that time, Southwest has been working to add flights. With this latest service enhancement, Southwest will offer a total of 180 weekday departures to 50 nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field. The announcement to add Dallas Love Field continues a trend of flight additions at Pittsburgh International Airport. In the past year, Pittsburgh International Airport has announced 15 new nonstop routes to international and domestic cities. Additionally, today’s announcement by Southwest brings the total number of airports served nonstop from PIT to 47 up from 38 one year ago.