'Game-changer' for CNY: Syracuse airport lands Southwest, flights begin this fall
June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Before Thursday, Southwest Airlines offered service at 120 airports across the U.S.
Before Thursday, Southwest Airlines offered service at 120 airports across the U. S. Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the 121st.
Southwest will offer flights between Syracuse and Baltimore-Washington International Airport, with the first arrivals and departures scheduled for Nov. 14.
Schumer, D-N. Y. , said he told Kelly that it would be a win-win if Southwest offered flights into and out of Syracuse airport.
Jason Terreri, executive director of Syracuse Hancock International Airport, said in a phone interview with The Citizen that there are have discussions with Southwest "for a very long time. " When he spoke at a Wednesday Morning Roundtable event in Auburn before the pandemic, he mentioned that one of the more common questions they receive is whether the airport will add Southwest as one of its carriers.
With Southwest flying between Syracuse and BWI, Terreri said it's the first time the airport has offered low-cost service to the Washington, D. C. metro area.