Southwest Airlines is expanding service to New England with the announcement of new non-stop service between St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) and Hartford, CT (BDL).
Southwest Airlines released its fall schedule that includes the new service to Bradley International Airport beginning August 7, 2018. BDL is the 2nd busiest airport in New England located between New York City and Boston. The new flight will depart STL daily at 4:25 p.m. for a 7:50 p.m. arrival in Hartford. The inbound flight from BDL will arrive at STL daily at 12:45 p.m.
“This is great news for our region because Hartford was one of our top priorities for new service,” said STL Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “This gives us greater access to and from New England. The demand is there between our regions with a number of business connections like insurance, higher education, research and science fields.”
In addition to Hartford, Southwest also announced for its August schedule an additional non-stop flight to Philadelphia, PA (PHL), expanding to three flights a day. By August, Southwest will operate a peak of 114 daily departures to 46 non-stop destinations. A year prior, Southwest operated 105 daily flights to 42 destinations.
Southwest Airlines already announced last fall it will begin new service from STL to San Jose, CA (SJC) and Sacramento, CA (SMF) beginning April 8. On that same day, Southwest will increase its Washington DC National (DCA) service to four daily flights, from three.
With these latest service additions, STL airlines will provide service to 73 non-stop destinations by the end of the summer of 2018. This includes new international trans-Atlantic service on WOW air between STL and Reykjavik, Iceland which begins May 17 for four flights/week. That will expand to five flights per week beginning June 2018.
Southwest Airlines operates out of Terminal 2 and will be joined by WOW air when it begins service in May.