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Southwest Resumes Flights to Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale

June 7, 2021

Making it easier to reach favorite beach destinations

Southwest Airlines resumed nonstop, daily service to Fort Myers (RSW) from the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) on Sunday, June 6, making it easier than ever to reach one of the region’s most sought-after fun-in-the-sun destinations.

“Fort Myers is one of our most popular destinations and Southwest continues to give our passengers an easy, convenient way to get there,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “We have a lot of momentum at SDF, and the continued investment by Southwest is an important part of it as we see routes resume and frequencies added. We are feeling very positive that summer travel will be robust at SDF.”

Southwest also resumed nonstop, Sunday-only service to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), another important beach destination for the region. With the return of flights to both Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale, Southwest’s capacity at SDF is now 86% of its pre-pandemic level.

“Again, this is really a good sign for SDF as we see airline capacity quickly returning to what we saw in 2019,” added Mann. “More and more people want to travel and experience their summer vacations. The Southwest flights are great for our market as we continue recovery towards the nearly record-high levels we saw two years ago.”

Both flights will be aboard a 143-seat Boeing 737 and are currently on sale at

From Louisville, Southwest offers nonstop service to 12 destinations – Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago-Midway, Dallas-Love Field, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Houston-Hobby, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa.

About Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)
The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is owned and operated by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Eight commercial airlines offer nonstop service to 35 nonstop destinations from Louisville. SDF is home to UPS Worldport, moving millions of tons of product each year, making it the 3rd busiest cargo airport in North America and 5th in the world. Aviation is an economic powerhouse for the region that generates $10.4 billion in economic impact every year. One in 8 jobs is generated by the airports and their aviation partners.