Southwest reduces Upstate service again

Staff Report
Published Dec. 19, 2013

Southwest Airlines announced it will discontinue direct service between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Nashville starting June 8 in order to focus on routes to Houston and Chicago.

The announcement comes four months after the company eliminated daily, nonstop flights between GSP and Orlando and three months after it halted one of its two daily nonstop flights between GSP and Baltimore-Washington Airport.

Southwest said in a statement that around 50% of passengers flying between GSP and Nashville are traveling to destinations beyond Nashville via connecting Southwest flights.

“We do adjust our flight schedules seasonally and make decisions based on customer demand,” Southwest Airlines spokesman Dan Landson said in a statement. “Although flight numbers may change, Southwest’s plan to continue bringing our low fares … to GSP has not changed.”

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