Michael Calhoun

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- Southwest Airlines is adding non-stop service between St. Louis and Washington Reagan National Airport this fall.

The two, daily round-trips are a result of high demand that’s not being met by American’s current service to D.C.A.

Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea says, “There’s a lot of business traffic between the two markets. Certainly a lot of our legislators use that destination.”

Lea says analysis of passenger data helped convince Southwest to make the deal.

“We certainly had evidence that there was a strong demand for the Washington Reagan National Airport and the traffic going there, and Southwest saw that as well,” Lea says.

The service is expected to start around October.

Copyright KMOX


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