Southwest Airlines announced today that it wants to add 20 flights to 12 new nonstop destinations, including Charleston, S.C., if the airline is able to acquire two additional gates at Dallas Love Field.
Southwest, a low- cost carrier, has been flying in and out of Charleston International Airport since 2011
“We are thrilled with the announcement that Southwest Airlines wants to offer nonstop service from Charleston, S.C., to Dallas Love Field,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., director of airports for the Charleston County Aviation Authority. “This comes at a great time for Charleston International Airport. The addition of new service gives passengers more travel choices.”
Nearly 3 million passengers flew in and out of Charleston International Airport in 2013. Another connection to the western United States would add to the quality of service offered at CHS, Campbell said.
“This speaks volumes to the vitality of our air service market and how attractive Charleston and the Lowcountry are as a travel destination,” he said. “It also shows the confidence Southwest has in CHS to provide a great travel experience for their customers.”
Read Southwest’s detailed announcement: