Southwest adding service to Dallas from Charleston

Published: Feb. 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Southwest Airlines announced Thursday it will start daily non-stop service between Charleston and Dallas in August.

The announcement comes two weeks after the airline announced new Saturday-only service to Dallas Love Field, which will begin on April 11.

Roughly four months after the once-per-week flights from Charleston to Dallas begin, the daily service will be available. The start date for the daily service is Aug. 9.

"We knew this would be a route that would grow quickly," Paul G. Campbell, Jr., director of airports for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, said in a statement. "We are pleasantly surprised that Southwest has decided to expand to daily service so soon."

Southwest acquired the rights two additional gates at Dallas Love Field, which gives the airline the chance to offer the daily service, according to Charleston County Aviation Authority spokesperson Charlene Gunnells.

The airline is one of seven providing air service at Charleston International Airport. Other airlines are Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, JetBlue Airlines and Porter Airlines.

Silver Airlines, which will offer nonstop service to Tampa and Orlando, will add service from Charleston on March 19.

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