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Southwest Begins Nonstop Service to Fort Lauderdale

December 20, 2019

Southwest Airlines will celebrate the beginning of new seasonal nonstop service between Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) tomorrow, Saturday, December 21. The airline will operate the flight using a Boeing 737 with 143-seats.

“We thank Southwest for the on-going support and are pleased to see more access to South Florida with the addition of service to FLL,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “This is Southwest’s third new nonstop destination in the past 17 months from Louisville, which speaks to the strength of this region.”

Including Fort Lauderdale, Southwest offers nonstop flights to 10 destinations from Louisville including Baltimore, Chicago-Midway, Dallas-Love Field, Denver, Houston-Hobby, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa. Tickets are now available at

The start of nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale follows a year of expected record-setting passenger traffic for Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. In the third quarter of CY2019, the airlines added 8% more capacity and passenger enplanements increased by 9%. It’s anticipated that this year will be the busiest yet in the airport’s history.

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport is served by six airlines offering flights to more than 30 nonstop destinations including 19 of the region’s top 20 domestic markets. With just one stop, travelers from across the region can reach more than 460 destination sin the U.S. and worldwide.