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Southwest Airlines announces service to New York from June

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NEW YORK: Southwest Airlines today announced it will begin twice-a-day nonstop service between Tampa International Airport and LaGuardia Airport on June 4.

The flights, which will be introduced with fares as low as $89, will provide a low cost carrier option to TPA passengers’ most popular destination, New York City.

“Southwest Airlines is pleased to bring nonstop service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, the number one market for the Tampa community,” said Andrew Watterson, Senior Vice President, Network and Revenue, at Southwest Airlines. “We are here to connect our customers to the places and people that are important in their lives, in ways that no other airline in Tampa can—with our low fares, up to two bags that fly free, and no change fees.”

The new service will further expand Southwest’s footprint at TPA, where the airline recently launched daily flights to Havana, Cuba as its first international service from Tampa. Southwest is TPA’s largest carrier with approximately 35 percent of the Airport’s passengers using the airline each year.

Nonstop service to LaGuardia is a significant addition to Southwest’s already popular connections to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Chicago, Dallas and dozens of other cities around the U.S.

Beginning June 4, flights will depart Tampa at 5:40 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. daily, with return flights from LaGuardia departing at 8:55 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. daily.

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