Southwest Expands Service at
Armstrong International Award
Washington National Service to Start
ORLEANS, LA) –
Southwest Airlines continues to expand its air service offerings at Louis
Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with the announcement of new
service to Washington’s Regan National Airport (DCA). In this most recent
announcement, Southwest will begin service to DCA beginning August 10,
2014. The new twice daily service will depart New Orleans at 7:40 a.m.
and 2:55 p.m. and arrive in Washington at 11:05 a.m. and 6:25 p.m.
respectively. The return flights will leave our nation’s capital at 9:00
a.m. and 6:05 p.m.; arriving in New Orleans at 12:05 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Earlier this year, Southwest
Airlines, the volume leader at Armstrong International Airport, secured several
slots at Washington’s Regan National Airport. DCA is one of the USA's few
capacity controlled airports where takeoff and landing rights are restricted by
"slot controls." US Airways currently serves DCA from New
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, "This
announcement by Southwest is yet another example of the growing demand for
service in the New Orleans region as we continue to build a world-class airport.”
"This service to Washington National by Southwest will
offer our community another option in reaching our nation’s capital, whether
for business or pleasure,” said New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman Cheryl
Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation for Louis
Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, stated "Southwest will provide
competition in the DCA market and give our community an increased level of
service to Washington D.C.”
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Link to Southwest Airlines Press Release on the service.