Southwest Airlines announced today that it will begin flying to Charleston on March 13, starting with seven daily round-trip flights.
From Charleston International, Southwest plans to fly three-times daily to Baltimore/Washington, twice to Chicago Midway and once-daily two Nashville and Houston Hobby.
To promote its new service, Southwest announced “a special two-day fare sale” from the cities with fares that start as low as $30 each way (plus taxes and fees). Check out the details on other fine print of that saleon the airline’s website.
On its Nuts About Southwest blog, the carrier says: “Including direct and connecting service, We’re going to be offering service between Charleston and 65 Southwest cities!”
The Southwest blog went on to say:
We’re positive our…newest destination…[is] going to be a big hit. If you’re going to S.C., it’s got a GREAT business environment. The scenery is amazing, from the beaches of the Low Country to the Piedmont hills Upstate. Food? Unique and fantastic. Famous Carolina Barbeque and Low Country seafood will keep you coming back for more. And what are the folks in South Carolina going to LUV about Southwest Airlines? LOTS. Full-sized jets—and only full-sized jets (Boeing all the way, friends!). Low fares and great value (three words: BAGS FLY FREE!). And, most of all, they’re going to LUV the People of Southwest Airlines—with smiles as big as Texas.
You’ll find all of our schedules, as well as some AWESOME introductory fares, available atsouthwest.com. One new Southwest state, and two new Southwest airports. Both Greenville/Spartanburg and Charleston will be great additions to our network. But no matter which one you’re going to use, come fly Southwest in the Southeast. Welcome to the Southwest Family, South Carolina!
The information for this post came largely from USA Today; click here to read the full story, as well as Southwest’s Nuts ans Bolts blog.