TULSA, OK – April 4, 2022 – Southwest Airlines and Tulsa International Airport celebrated new nonstop service from Tulsa (TUL) to Austin (AUS) yesterday. The new nonstop flight by Southwest to this popular music and business destination is offered once daily, year-round. Passengers on the inaugural flight were welcomed to their gate with live music and celebratory treats, and a few passengers helped with the ceremonial ribbon cutting prior to boarding.
Austin has over 30 million domestic visitors annually, and is the home to world-renowned festivals such as SXSW and Austin City Limits. The city has over 250 music venues featuring rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, and other genres nightly. While it is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, it also hosts top-level Formula 1 and premiere motorcycle racing events, and also has several outdoor activities in the area.
“We’re thrilled to see Southwest grow here in Tulsa with new nonstop service to Austin,” said Andrew Pierini, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Tulsa International Airport. “With so many similarities between our two cities, from the music scene to art and culture, we are excited to have Southwest provide this new nonstop for Tulsans to utilize.”
Service information from Tulsa International Airport (TUL)
- Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
- Service begins Sunday, April 3, 2022
- 1x daily service, year-round
- Boeing 737 aircraft
In addition to adding Austin to their nonstop route map out of Tulsa, Southwest will launch nonstop service to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) on June 5, 2022. Southwest will be the only TUL airline to have nonstop flights to Chicago Midway. American Airlines and United Airlines both serve Chicago O’Hare. Once the Chicago Midway route starts in early June, Southwest Airlines will have nonstop service to 8 destinations from Tulsa International Airport.
Southwest Airlines is one of the six carriers to operate at Tulsa International Airport. Tulsa-area travelers now have service to 25 destinations.
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