Southwest Airlines on Monday said it will add six new daily nonstop flights between Chicago Midway airport and Dallas beginning in the fall.
The flights to Dallas Love Field will begin Oct. 13.
“Chicago is an integral part of our network, and the new service will provide a direct link between two of the most important centers of business in the United States,” said Andrew Waterson, Southwest Airlines vice president of network planning and performance, in a news release.
Dallas Love Field is owned and operated by the City of Dallas.
This fall, Southwest will also convert service on international routes currently served by its merger partner AirTran from Chicago Midway to the Southwest brand and use Boeing 737s, the airline said. Beginning Nov. 2, the airline plans to offer service to Cancun, Montego Bay and Punta Cana.
In 2014, Midway will add six new markets besides Love Field in Dallas: Boise, Harrisburg, Knoxville, Portland and Washington-Reagan. The airport last year recorded its highest passenger total in the airport's 86-year history with more than 20.5 million passengers.