End of Wright's impact gears up at Dallas Love FieldEnd of Wright's impact gears up at Dallas Love Fieldhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=78002013-04-02T14:50:00Z2013-04-02T00:00:00Z

DALLAS - As of 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 14, 2014, Southwest and other carriers at Dallas Love Field will be allowed to fly nonstop to any other U.S. city.

The first time they’ve had that right since the Wright amendment began limiting flights at Love Field on Feb. 15, 1980.

The expected result includes a substantial increase in Southwest’s flights out of the Dallas airport and nonstop flights to its biggest cities, which it now reaches with at least one stop in between.

Southwest is expected to serve its major cities, such as Chicago, Las Vegas and Phoenix, with nonstop service.

In January 2013, Southwest offered as few as 125 daily departures, but it typically goes up to 130 to 135 flights during peak months.

When the Wright amendment is repealed, experts say the airport could see 30 or 40 new flights per day.

In 2012, Southwest carried about 7.9 million passengers in and out of Love Field. With the added flights, experts say the airline could be carrrying 10 million a year from Love Field.

Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Infrastructure & Transportation
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