More New Air Services Announced for May
Northwest Airlines recently announced it will expand and enhance service to Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Seattle from its Memphis hub.
Northwest will now operate the Airbus A319 and A320 on its flights to Denver. The change from the 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) will add hundreds of additional seats to the route.
Starting May 2, Northwest will increase its flights between Memphis to Orlando from three to four daily flights. Flight 944 will depart Memphis at 2:15 p.m. and arrive in Orlando at 5:07 p.m. Flight 943 will depart Orlando at 5:40 p.m. and arrive in Memphis at 6:45 p.m.
The airline is also adding a new morning flight from Memphis to Las Vegas, increasing its daily nonstop schedule to two flights. Flight 545 will depart Memphis at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Las Vegas at 10:07 a.m. Flight 544 will depart Las Vegas at 11:45 p.m. and will arrive in Memphis at 5:05 a.m. the next morning.
The final flight Northwest is adding is a second daily flight between Memphis and Seattle, starting June 7. The new evening flight from Memphis will compliment the airline's existing morning flight. Flight 985 will depart Memphis at 6:35 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 9:02 p.m. Flight 984 will depart Seattle at 6:55 a.m. and arrive in Memphis at 1:05 p.m.
AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. is adding a new nonstop, daily flight to Orlando beginning May 8. Flight 534 will depart Memphis at 10:13 a.m. and arrive in Orlando at 1:08 p.m. Flight 534 will depart Orlando at 1:06 p.m. and arrive in Memphis at 2:21 p.m. The new service will allow AirTran to service one of the nation's busiest tourist markets.
The previously announced new air service from Frontier Airlines will be operating out of Gate C-4. The ticket counter will be located in Terminal C. Frontier will be operating air service from Memphis to three cities; Denver, Las Vegas and Orlando, starting May 12. The two daily non-stops to Denver and the once-daily departures to Las Vegas and Orlando will be served by Frontier's new Airbus aircraft.