New Orleans, La. - Southwest Airlines is increasing air service from the New Orleans Market with new non-stop service to Austin, Texas beginning in November 2013.
Southwest currently operates 51 flights from New Orleans. Air Tran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest, operates 5 daily flights. Southwest, the largest carrier at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, began non-stop service to Key West and Newark, N.J. earlier this year.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stated, "This additional air service is great news for our city. I believe it shows that the demand for service to New Orleans continues to grow. Demand is the key in gaining new air service to a community."