Southwest Airlines adds Richmond to Florida flights

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Los Angeles, CA, USA - May 24, 2015. Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 lands at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) on May 24, 2015. The plane has a range of 6,340 miles with 177 seats.

RICHMOND, Va. — Travelers interested in flying from Richmond International Airport to Florida now have some new travel options. Southwest Airlines has added a new nonstop route from Richmond-to Tampa. The airline also announced the return of Richmond to Orlando service.

“Richmond International Airport (RIC) welcomes new service from Southwest Airlines,” Capital Region Airport Commission president and CEO Jon E. Mathiasen said. “Tampa and Orlando are incredibly popular destinations for the region and we’re thrilled to have Southwest nonstop options to both.”

Starting August 10, service between Richmond and Tampa will operate on Saturdays and Sundays. The Richmond to Orlando flight will be available on Saturdays.

Summary of new service:

Depart RIC: 11:55 a.m. Arrive TPA: 2:05 p.m.
Depart TPA: 9:20 a.m. Arrive RIC: 11:25 a.m.

Depart RIC: 1:15 p.m. Arrive TPA: 3:25 p.m.
Depart TPA: 2:20 p.m. Arrive RIC: 4:20 p.m.

Frequency: Saturday, Sunday; flights start August 10


Depart RIC: 11:10 a.m. Arrive MCO: 1:25 p.m.
Depart MCO: 8:40 a.m. Arrive RIC: 10:40 a.m.

Frequency: Saturday; seasonal flights start August 10

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