D.C.-area travelers headed to Houston will have a new option, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
Southwest Airlines plans to operate nonstop service from Houstonâ€™s William P. Hobby Airport to Reagan National. According to DOT officials, Southwest’s flights must begin by Aug. 5.
DOT officials said Southwestâ€™s proposal would provide new low-fare service and enhance airline competition in the D.C.-Houston market. Currently, only United Airlines provides service between Reagan National and Houston, with flights to Houstonâ€™s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
There may be other new flights coming to Reagan National. US Airways hopes to provide service to Oklahoma City, and JetBlue Airways has proposed service to Jacksonville, Fla.
The Southwest decision, carrier proposals and other documents in the case are available here, docket DOT-OST-2000-7182.