Southwest Airlines’ 79th Destination
Southwest Airlines announced on Monday, August 27th that the carrier will add a 79th destination to its route map with service to Branson, Missouri, beginning in March 2013. Southwest starts service in Branson on March 9, 2013, with daily flights offering nonstop service to Dallas, Houston Hobby, and Chicago Midway, and with Saturday-only service to Orlando. Southwest will assume all flying from AirTran Airways, its wholly owned subsidiary, with AirTran’s operations at Branson fully converting to Southwest Airlines.
To celebrate the new Branson service, Southwest announced a fare sale of $79* one-way between Branson and Dallas (Love Field), Chicago (Midway), or Houston (Hobby) as well as $99 to Orlando. These fares must be booked by Sept. 6, 2012, for travel between March 9, 2013, and April 11, 2013 (blackout date of April 2, 2013, applies). Read more from the official press release…