Southwest Airlines Inaugurates New Nonstop Service from Kansas City to Ft. Lauderdale

KANSAS CITY, November 3, 2008 ? Southwest Airlines brought back nonstop service between Kansas City and Ft. Lauderdale when the carrier inaugurated the new route yesterday. In addition to Ft. Lauderdale, Southwest increased nonstop service between Kansas City and Denver from four to six daily departures. Southwest, the largest carrier at Kansas City International Airport, provides nonstop service from KCI to 20 destinations across the United States with 70 daily departures.

?Southwest Airlines is an exceptional partner, bringing low fares and extensive service to the four-state area,? said Director of Aviation Mark VanLoh. ?Since their arrival in Kansas City in 1982, Southwest has continued to add service from KCI to key destinations like Ft. Lauderdale. Convenient access to South Florida, including the Florida Keys, has never been easier.?

Nonstop flights between Kansas City and Ft. Lauderdale, effective November 2, 2008

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Kansas City Ft. Lauderdale 3949 4:30 p.m. 8:40 p.m. Except Saturday
Kansas City Ft. Lauderdale 1032 8:35 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Saturday Only

Ft. Lauderdale Kansas City 3676 3:50 p.m. 6:20 p.m. Daily

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