OKC VeloCity | Southwest airlines launches nonstop service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Southwest airlines launches nonstop service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

By Staff Reports / Economy / November 6, 2018

Southwest Airlines has launched its new nonstop flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) from Will Rogers World Airport.  The new route provides service to one of the City’s most requested airports.

“Nonstop service to DCA is a significant air service achievement for our community,” says Mark Kranenburg, airports director.  “Oklahoma City has considerable connections to the nation’s capital.  We are the seat of state government and have a sizable federal presence with Tinker AFB and the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in addition to thriving business sectors such as energy, bioscience and aerospace.  All will benefit from this added route.”

Washington Reagan is one of numerous WRWA air service enhancements over the last year.  In addition to DCA, Southwest also began weekly service to Nashville last month.  Frontier Airlines began operations at WRWA last November and offers nonstop service to Denver and Orlando.  American Airlines introduced daily nonstop service to Philadelphia and Phoenix last summer and begins its nonstop service to DCA in February.  Regional carrier Via Air introduced nonstop service to Austin. 

Read more about recent nonstop additions to the OKC market.

“We continually strive to bring nonstop flights to the places our customers want to go,” says Kranenburg.  “Southwest’s new nonstop greatly enhances Oklahoma City’s air service network. We appreciate Southwest’s commitment to providing our community great air service options.”

Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier at WRWA.  The addition of Washington Reagan brings the total number of number of cities served by Southwest Airlines from WRWA to eleven.  Las Vegas, Dallas Love, Denver, Baltimore, Phoenix, St. Louis, Houston Hobby, Chicago Midway, Washington National are served year-round with daily service.  Orlando and Nashville are served with less-than-daily service.  The average number of daily departures is 20.

The current service schedule is as follows:

 Oklahoma City to DCA                  

Departs

Arrives

7:30am

11:10am

 DCA to Oklahoma City

Departs

Arrives

3:05pm

5:30pm

 

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