Southwest Airlines begins nonstop service to Tampa at Akron-Canton Airport

Southwest Airlines begins nonstop service to Tampa at Akron-Canton Airport
Nonstop flight to Tampa (Source: WOIO)
Nonstop flight to Tampa (Source: WOIO)

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Southwest Airlines began new nonstop service to Tampa, Florida Sunday from Akron-Canton Airport (CAK).

The 7:30 a.m. departure was aboard a comfy Southwest Boeing 737.

Tampa is the latest AirTran destination to convert to Southwest at CAK, as part of the integration of the two carriers.

Orlando, New York (LGA), Boston, and Atlanta converted to the canyon blue earlier this year.

"Tampa is a great city for both business and leisure travelers," said airport President and CEO, Rick McQueen. "Now travelers have the opportunity to fly south on bigger, roomier jets for a great low fare aboard Southwest Airlines. Plus, you can check two bags for free aboard Southwest. You just can't beat that."

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