Southwest Airlines (Dallas) announced today it will begin service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) with two daily nonstop roundtrip flights starting on September 30, 2012.
Southwest Airlines began service to DCA on July 8, 2012, with daily nonstop roundtrip service to Austin. The new STL service is made possible by Southwest’s recent purchase of four inside-perimeter slots at DCA.
Southwest Airlines also has been expanding its presence in St. Louis, a market the carrier has served for more than 25 years. Southwest is the largest carrier at STL with DCA being its 34th nonstop destination out of the market. Southwest recently added flights between STL and markets such as Newark, Nashville, New Orleans, Raleigh-Durham, Milwaukee, and Seattle. The carrier also will begin service between St. Louis and both New York LaGuardia and San Antonio beginning on August 12, 2012.
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Brand new Boeing 737-8H4 N8305E (msn 36683) lands at Baltimore/Washington. Southwest is adding the new type on its main routes.