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Southwest to end flights to FLL from IAD and EWR

Flights to FLL from IAD and EWR
Image Source: Southwest Airlines (Houston Hobby // Stephen M. Keller, 2018)

Southwest to end flights to FLL from IAD and EWR

Southwest Airlines has announced that effective April 8, 2019, flights to FLL from IAD and EWR will fly no more. The friendly airline known for their top-notch customer service will cease non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

The last Southwest flight will depart on April 7, 2019 from Dulles to Fort Lauderdale at 10:55 p.m., and the last flight from Newark to Fort Lauderdale will depart at 8:25 p.m.

Southwest passengers will have to connect through other airports if they plan on flying to Fort Lauderdale from either Dulles or Newark. Alternatively, many other airlines offer non-stop flights, for example, American offers non-stop flights between DCA and FLL.

Southwest is currently the 3rd largest U.S. airline and the world’s largest low-cost carrier. Since 2014, Southwest has carried the most passengers within the domestic United States than any other airline. Despite ending these routes, Southwest seems to be aggressively at odds with American Airlines over their handling of flights to Cuba from the U.S.

Source: USA Today

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