Southwest Airlines becomes largest carrier at Lambert - KMOV.com

Southwest Airlines becomes largest carrier at Lambert

(KMOV) -- Southwest Airlines is the new growing trend at Lambert St. Louis International Airport as it is attracting more business than other carriers. Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea says Southwest is now the biggest provider of flights after American Airlines cut its hub back in April 2011.

He says with Southwest leading Lambert, it be a win-win for St. Louis and the carrier.

Southwest is promoting more flights to and from St. Louis, which is attracting business for Lambert. The new strategy is to provide flights to places that the company says is under-served. The change in direction of the hub mentality is more than a decade old. Trans World Airlines tanked more than a decade ago and American Airlines has pulled back.

Southwest Airlines says it began adding flights as soon as other airlines began to falter.

Lea says Lambert is no longer looking for all the answers with a single airline like Southwest, but is utilizing Southwest to reach new destinations and drive business.
 

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