Southwest goes Key West with new nonstop flights

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Southwest offers new flights (credit: Southwest Airlines)

Southwest offers new flights (credit: Southwest Airlines)

 

Florida News: Nonstop Key West flights now offered by Southwest Airlines

As far as most travelers are concerned, it’s always better to book a nonstop flight than a flight with one or more stops. It was recently announced that there are now a couple of new nonstop flights available for those wishing to escape to Key West from Orlando, Tampa and in the spring, New Orleans.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines plans to eventually discontinue its subsidiary AirTran Airways brand, but that could take years. In one effort to phase out the brand, on Sunday Sunwest began taking over AirTran’s nonstop flights to and from the island city’s Key West International Airport. With this move, Key West Florida became the 78th city that is serviced by Southwest.

Southwest Airlines flights to Key West

Southwest Airlines new nonstop flights include:

  • One daily flight between Orlando International Airport and Key West
  • One daily nonstop flight between Tampa Bay International Airport and Key West
  • Beginning on March 9, 2013, Southwest Airlines will offer a daily nonstop flight between Key West and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

There will also be connecting service in addition to nonstop Orlando and Tampa flights where Key West passengers can connect within Southwest’s network of 75+ US destinations.

One-stop service flights will also be available from major centers throughout the US.

Southwest Airlines Aircraft

Southwest Airlines is operating Boeing 737-700 aircraft on its Key West routes with each flight able to accommodate 143 passengers

Flight information and reservations

For information about the area visit www.fla-keys.com/keywest or call 1-800-LAST-KEY

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