Quantcast

Sen. Moran: Southwest Airlines Adds Service from Kansas City to - KOAM TV 7

Sen. Moran: Southwest Airlines Adds Service from Kansas City to Washington

Updated:

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF JOPLIN

Sen. Moran: Southwest Airlines Adds Service from Kansas City to Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced their plans to allow Southwest Airlines to temporarily operate a route from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) beginning Feb. 1, 2014. Southwest Airlines recently petitioned for this authority to ensure no interruption of service following Frontier Airlines’ decision to discontinue daily nonstop service beginning Jan. 31, 2014.

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development – welcomed this news:

“The seamless transition following Frontier’s departure is very good news for Kansas City and air travelers in Kansas,” Sen. Moran said. “As the nation’s largest low-cost air carrier and MCI’s largest airline, Southwest is well-suited to provide travelers flying between Kansas City and Washington, D.C., with an affordable travel option. Maintaining access to air service is essential to connecting Kansas businesses to the rest of the country.”

Last fall, Frontier Airlines was sold to private-equity firm Indigo Partners, LLC. The new ownership decided to discontinue its current route exemptions, allocated by the DOT, for daily nonstop service between MCI and DCA. While DOT begins months-long formal proceedings to reallocate the routes, Southwest Airlines will be allowed to fly between MCI and DCA on a temporary basis.

Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest domestic airline with a national route structure, allowing Kansas City to serve as a one-stop/connecting option for travelers flying between Washington, D.C., and other points in the United States.

# # #

  • NewsMore>>

  • Pittsburg City Officials Set Budget that Includes Pay Raises

    Pittsburg City Officials Set Budget that Includes Pay Raises

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:49:16 GMT

    Pittsburg City commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved the 2019 budget.     

    More >>

    Pittsburg City commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved the 2019 budget.     

    More >>
  • Kansas Governor Concedes Defeat in GOP Race for Nomination

    Kansas Governor Concedes Defeat in GOP Race for Nomination

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:14:31 GMT

    The state of Kansas now has a Republican nominee for Governor. What has been a roller coaster primary between Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Colyer announced today he is conceding defeat and is endorsing Kobach. Kobach will face the Democratic nominee Laura Kelly.  Governor Colyer was elevated from his position after former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback took an ambassador's position. 

    More >>

    The state of Kansas now has a Republican nominee for Governor. What has been a roller coaster primary between Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Colyer announced today he is conceding defeat and is endorsing Kobach. Kobach will face the Democratic nominee Laura Kelly.  Governor Colyer was elevated from his position after former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback took an ambassador's position. 

    More >>
  • A Missouri Man is Indicted for Bomb Threat at VA Clinic

    A Missouri Man is Indicted for Bomb Threat at VA Clinic

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:50:03 GMT
    A Springfield man was indicted by a federal grand jury today (Aug 14, 2018) for making a bomb threat at a Veterans Affairs Clinic. 48-year-old Richard Leslie Turner III allegedly threatened to blow up the Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 600 N. Main Street in Mount Vernon, Missouri. According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Turner arrived at the clinic on July 13th, 2018, for an appointment but was told the appointment had be...More >>
    A Springfield man was indicted by a federal grand jury today (Aug 14, 2018) for making a bomb threat at a Veterans Affairs Clinic. 48-year-old Richard Leslie Turner III allegedly threatened to blow up the Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 600 N. Main Street in Mount Vernon, Missouri. According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Turner arrived at the clinic on July 13th, 2018, for an appointment but was told the appointment had be...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.