KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Key West International Airport is now the southernmost stop on Southwest Airlines’ continental U.S. route after the airline assumed flights previously operated by its subsidiary AirTran Airways to and from the island city.

The flights include one daily nonstop flight between Orlando International Airport and Key West, and one daily nonstop flight between Tampa Bay International Airport and the island city. In addition, the airline is to initiate a daily nonstop flight beginning March 9, 2013, between Key West and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

As well as nonstop Orlando and Tampa flights, Key West passengers can take advantage of connecting service within Southwest’s network of more than 75 U.S. destinations.

“Southwest’s extensive network will mean not only nonstop flights into Key West, but will offer one-stop service flights from many major markets throughout the United States,” said Keys Tourism Council Director Harold Wheeler, after the first Southwest flight landed Sunday.

The airline is operating Boeing 737-700 aircraft on its Key West routes. Each flight can accommodate 143 passengers, according to Southwest’s website.

Flight information and reservations:
Key West visitor information: or 1-800-LAST-KEY
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  1. Scott Jacob November 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Another heads up for all you castaways –

    Southwest will also be starting air service to San Juan, PR from several large cities within their network. They are looking at adding more and more service throughout the islands as American Eagle contracts.

    I’d recommend applying for that frequent flyer account soon!

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    RumShopRyan November 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Love Southwest, love the Caribbean. Let’s all fly to the islands!

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