Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2019, announced today that it will launch first-ever daily flights at Miami International Airport to four destinations on November 15: Baltimore; Chicago (Midway Airport); Houston (Hobby Airport); and Tampa. The combined total of 12 daily round-trip flights will make Southwest one of the busiest passenger airlines currently operating at MIA.
Southwest’s flights to Baltimore four times daily and Tampa three times daily will significantly increase MIA’s existing service to those cities, while its four daily flights to Houston Hobby and daily flight to Chicago Midway will provide new service from MIA to those airports.
“We are deeply honored to see the substantial commitment of flights that Southwest Airlines is making to Miami-Dade County and to MIA,” said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO. “In addition to increased flight options for our passengers, Southwest’s expansion is expected to generate a sizable amount of business revenue and job creation within our community.”
In July, Southwest was recognized by Tripadvisor as a winner of four awards in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice™ Awards for Airlines. Awards are based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews. Southwest Airlines was recognized as: Best Airline in North America; Best Airline in the U.S.; Best Economy in North America; and Best Low-Cost Airline in North America.