Southwest to offer nonstop service between Tulsa and Chicago
BY D.R. STEWART World Staff Writer
Monday, November 19, 2012
Southwest Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Tulsa International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport in June, airline executives said Monday.
Southwest, the Dallas-based discount carrier that operates 20 daily flights a day at Tulsa International Airport, is the first airline to offer nonstop service to Midway, the largest airport in Southwest’s network with 235 daily departures.
“Midway will provide our customers with an expansive network of connecting opportunities to the northeast and convenient access to one of our nation’s largest cities,” Tulsa Airports Director Jeff Mulder said.
Southwest will operate the new Chicago nonstop service with 143- passenger Boeing 737 aircraft, beginning June 2, airline executives said.
Southwest’s service from Tulsa International Airport to Midway International Airport will operate seven days a week:
— Sunday through Friday, the flight will depart Tulsa International at 11:45 a.m., arriving at Chicago Midway at 1:30 p.m. The return flight will depart Chicago Midway at 3:20 p.m., arriving in Tulsa at 5:05 p.m.
— On Saturday, Southwest’s flight will depart Tulsa International at 6:25 a.m., arriving at Chicago Midway at 8:10 a.m. The return flight will depart Chicago Midway at 2:30 p.m., arriving in Tulsa at 4:15 p.m.
Besides Chicago Midway, Southwest also serves Dallas Love Field, Denver International Airport, Houston Hobby Airport, Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Lambert St. Louis International Airport from Tulsa International Airport.