Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today extended its bookable flight schedule through Oct. 1, 2018, adding several new nonstop routes to its schedule. The new routes reflect demand by the carrier's Customers to further connect key markets.
Ahead of an event for thousands of Southwest® Employees in Nashville, airline Leaders announced that the carrier will be adding five departures a day Monday through Friday for nonstop travel between Nashville and Atlanta beginning Aug. 7, 2018. The route will be offered three times a day on Saturdays and Sundays.
"This new route answers business community requests in both Nashville and Atlanta and we look forward to showing how our low fares, no change fees*, and Hospitality will resonate and make travel easier between these two growing cities," said Trevor Stedke, Vice President of Technical Operations and Southwest's executive ambassador to Nashville. "The routes offered with the schedule extension through the third quarter of 2018 reinforce our long-standing commitment to connect People and communities to what's important to them with friendly, reliable, low-cost air travel."
"Southwest Airlines' decision to add nonstop service to Atlanta out of Nashville International Airport will be welcomed by travelers to and from Nashville, particularly within the business community, which has long-sought more such service," said Doug Kreulen, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO. "This new route brings competition to that market and provides additional options for our passengers. As a valued business partner for more than 30 years at BNA, Southwest Airlines again demonstrates its continued commitment to and investment in our airport and the city of Nashville."
*A fare difference might apply.
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