|Updated: 12/18/2012 10:35 am
||Published: 12/18/2012 10:16 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Southwest Airlines will offer nonstop service to Orlando from Little Rock beginning February 15, coinciding with the spring break travel period.
The Little Rock Airport Commission announced Tuesday the flights will run through April 13 as a trial period.
Clinton National Airport executive director Ron Mathieu says Southwest Airlines will offer one flight per day between the two destinations.
Southwest flies a Boeing 737 with 137 seats. Clinton National expects each flight to be at capacity in order for the airport to gain year round service to Orlando, possibly beginning in 2014.
Clinton National has been without service to Orlando since 2008.
Statement from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport today announced that Southwest Airlines will begin offering non-stop, daily service to Orlando. The seasonal, direct route, which is scheduled from February 15th to April 13th, will give passengers additional choices for Spring Break Travel.
“We’re extremely grateful that Southwest will be adding this new opportunity for our passengers,” said T.J. Williams, Director of Air Service Development at Clinton National. “We hope demand for direct service to this popular family destination will lead to the schedule being extended.”
Passengers may now book reservations to Orlando online at www.southwest.com.
This service expansion announcement made during today’s meeting of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission comes as Clinton National finishes a $67 million construction project to modernize and expand its terminal.