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Southwest Airlines adds St. Louis to Charleston, S.C., this summer


ST. LOUIS — Southwest Airlines’ 2017 summer flight schedule adds four additional daily flights from St. Louis to current destinations and a new Saturday/Sunday service to a new destination, Charleston, S.C.

The airline’s schedule for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport beginning June 4 will peak at 108 departures a day.
Southwest will be adding one daily additional non-stop flight this summer to current destinations of Boston, Cleveland, Nashville and San Diego. The additional flights to Cleveland and Nashville will continue beyond the summer schedule.

The airport and Southwest Airlines are now working together on a plan to continue modernizing and enhancing Terminal 2 that accommodates the carrier’s expanded flight activity. In 2016, Southwest expanded operations with new gates at E31 and E33.

Several airlines serving St. Louis are projected to increase activity in 2017 versus last year. On peak days, Lambert’s airlines will operate more than 250 daily flights this upcoming summer. Additionally, the airlines continue to add seat capacity, with the use of larger aircraft. Seat capacity will grow 4.5 percent. In June, there will be more than 34,000 additional seats on departing flights versus one year ago (800,984 June 2017 vs. 766,709 June 2018), Lambert said.

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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