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Southwest Airlines Expands CVG Service


Southwest Airlines announces seasonal service from CVG to Phoenix

Schedule aligns with Cincinnati Reds Spring Training


Erlanger, Ky. (December 20, 2017) – Southwest Airlines announced it will begin seasonal service to Phoenix from CVG. The schedule aligns with Cincinnati Reds Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona - a 25 minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).


Tickets are on sale now and daily flights will operate March 8 – April 7, 2018. Flight times include:

·         Monday – Friday:

o   Departs CVG 4 p.m.; arrives PHX 5 p.m.

o   Departs PHX 8:45 a.m.; arrives CVG 3:25 p.m.

·         Saturday:

o   Departs CVG 6:20 p.m.; arrives PHX 7:20 p.m.

o   Departs PHX 11:05 a.m.; arrives CVG 5:40 p.m.

·         Sunday:

o   Departs CVG 4:15 p.m.; arrives PHX 5:15 p.m.

o   Departs PHX 8:30 a.m.; arrives CVG 2:55 p.m.


“Since landing in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky as summer began, our local fans have been building our success story by filling our flights in search of low fares and Southwest’s world famous value and customer service,” said Adam Decaire, Southwest Airlines’ Managing Director of Network Planning. “This time-saving service brings Reds fans faster to Spring Training, and also gives our hometown fans in Phoenix, where we offer more flights than any other carrier, a quick trip to Cincinnati.”


“We’re excited Southwest is adding service to Phoenix as another option for Reds fans to go to Spring Training,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “Local passengers can also use this service to connect to more than 10 west coast destinations.”


This is the third destination served by Southwest, who began service from CVG in June of this year with five flights a day to Chicago – Midway (MDW), and three flights a day to Baltimore/Washington D.C. (BWI).

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