NASHVILLE, Tenn. ─ Nashville International Airport will have two daily nonstop flights to Newark Liberty International Airport, beginning March 9, 2013, strengthening the airport’s links to the New York City area.
The addition of these new flights marks the third time that Southwest has announced an expansion of its Nashville air service in the past three months. Southwest also recently announced a new daily flight to Boston, which began Aug. 12, and two new daily nonstop flights to New York LaGuardia, beginning Jan. 6, 2013.
“The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority is committed to bringing new nonstop flights to Music City and the region,” MNAA President and CEO Rob Wigington 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. United Express also offers daily flights between Nashville and Newark, but the two cities haven’t been linked by large jet service since 2005.
Nashville International Airport is currently served by 9 airlines and offers 370 daily arriving and departing flights. Nashville International provides nonstop air service to 51 markets. Visit www.flynashville.com for more information.