Southwest announces two daily nonstop flights to Newark

Monday, August 27, 2012 at 2:30pm
Staff reports

Southwest Airlines has announced another expansion of its service out of Nashville International Airport, this time adding two daily nonstop flights to Newark Liberty International Airport.

The new flights are set to begin March 9, 2013.

The new flights mark the third time Southwest has announced expanded service from Nashville in the past three months with recent announcements of a daily flight to Boston, which began Aug. 12, and two new daily nonstop flights to New York LaGuardia, set to start in January.

Rob Wigington, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO, said, “Southwest recognizes the growth in business traffic between Nashville and New York City, and it is banking on the strength of our financial and health care industries to continue that growth. Over the past few months Southwest has effectively tied the major markets of New York City and Boston to Nashville, and that’s a big win for our community.”

Southwest has only 18 daily flights out of Newark Liberty International, and two of them will leave for Nashville, linking the two cities by large jet service for the first time since 2005. Visit for more information.

4 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 8/27/12 at 1:51

The flights to LaGuardia are great. Flights to Fort Myers are great. Flights to Newark are for people I do not connect with.

By: Jughead on 8/28/12 at 6:59

I do not want people from New Jersey in my backyard. Send Snooki back.

By: NONSENSE on 8/28/12 at 9:07

For those of you that may not know Southwest will be reducing there flights to and from Nashville and Birmingham come November.

By: RTungsten on 8/28/12 at 1:19

Best flight option for the money would be BNA to Islip, Long Island, then take a train into Penn Station. If it ain't your money, LaGuardia would be great.