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Southwest adds flights to Washington, D.C.

Beacon Journal staff report

Southwest Airlines, which owns the most flights to and from Akron-Canton Airport, said Monday two daily round-trip flights are being added to Washington, D.C., as Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Flights will be available beginning May 19 on a 143-seat Boeing 737-700 jet. The schedule additions came as the result of 54 openings into the facility created by the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

Southwest noted that the flights are still under the AirTran name. Southwest said the conversion of all flights to its name is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Southwest already offers flights from Akron-Canton to Atlanta, Denver, New York (LaGuardia), Boston, Orlando, Tampa and seasonal trips to Fort Myers, Fla.

US Airways also offers a daily flight from Akron-Canton to Reagan National.

The airport said its average fare is the 15th lowest in the United States, according to Department of Transportation figures.


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