Southwest Airlines reports two brand new destinations with its new service to Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) and Dayton International Airport (DAY). The new service officially launched on Sunday, Aug. 12.
In Akron-Canton, Southwest will offer two daily roundtrip flights to Southwest's operation at Chicago Midway, as well as one daily roundtrip flight to Denver. Likewise, the airline will begin service to Dayton with one daily flight to Denver. Southwest's service in both markets will complement AirTran's existing service in these cities.
AirTran's service will continue, and the airlines will jointly determine the best time to convert all AirTran's flying to Southwest as part of the ongoing integration to eventually becoming one airline flying under the Southwest brand.
"Southwest's arrival at Dayton International Airport is a very positive announcement for our community with clear benefits," said Terrence Slaybaugh, director of Aviation at Dayton International Airport.
AirTran began service at Akron-Canton in 1997 and started serving Dayton in 1998.
Today, AirTran offers 11 daily flights from Akron-Canton in addition to the three daily Southwest flights. From Dayton, today AirTran offers eight daily flights in addition to the daily Southwest flight to Denver.