Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Southwest Airlines to make flying from Dayton easier

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Southwest Airlines make it easier to to fly to more destinations from Dayton International Airport.

The City of Dayton announced Tuesday that beginning in April 2016, Southwest Airlines will shift all of their flights to the Chicago Midway International Airport hub. Currently, Southwest flies to one of three different hubs.

From Midway, passengers will able to connect to 62 U.S. cities and eight international location by direct flight.

The airline will provide three daily flights to Midway.

Southwest’s Dayton to Midway service will be provided on Boeing 737-700 aircraft with 143 seats.

“We are excited about the opportunity this presents Dayton travelers,” said Terrence Slaybaugh, director of Dayton International Airport. “This shift in service will provide even more connectivity to more destinations than Southwest currently offers from Dayton. Passengers will have greater accessibility to many more flights, getting them to more destinations. Because of this, passengers will be less likely to become stranded due to unforeseen cancellations of their flight.”

Baltimore, Denver and Orlando service from Dayton will continue to be provided by Southwest Airlines throughout the upcoming busy holiday season. These non-stop destinations will remain until April 11, 2016.

- Original article can be found here: http://wdtn.com

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