Southwest Airlines Adding 9 Non-Stop Daily Flights from Midway to Reagan National

Congressman Dan Lipinski says new flights to Washington, D.C. will preserve Midway Airport as vital economic engine on Southwest Side of Chicago.

No more cumbersome trips to O’Hare International Airport for those eighth-grade field trips to our nation’s capital.

Starting August 10, Southwest Airlines will be adding six daily non-stop flights between Chicago Midway Airport and Washington Reagan National Airport, and in September, Southwest will be adding three more daily non-stops to Washington. D.C.

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) led efforts to grant Southwest Airlines additional slots at Reagan National after the American Airlines and U.S. Airways merger. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the awarding of these slots to Southwest in January.

This comes as especially good news for the congressman who resides in Western Springs.

“For a number of years I have worked to give local residents the convenient option of flying from Midway to Reagan National Airport, so I am very pleased that Southwest has made this announcement,” Lipinski.  “Families, school groups, business travelers, and anyone else looking for a convenient way to get to our nation’s capital should be very pleased.  And the addition of these flights will help to keep Midway Airport a vital economic engine on the Southwest Side of Chicago.”


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