TULSA, OK – JUNE 5, 2022 – Southwest Airlines and Tulsa International Airport celebrated new nonstop service from Tulsa (TUL) to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) today. Passengers on the inaugural flight were welcomed to their gate with celebratory treats and giveaways, and a few passengers helped with the ceremonial ribbon cutting prior to boarding.
“We’re thrilled to see Southwest continue to grow here in Tulsa with new nonstop service to Chicago Midway,” said Andrew Pierini, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Tulsa International Airport. “Southwest’s convenient, twice daily service provides Tulsans two more nonstop options when traveling to the Windy City.”
Service information from Tulsa International Airport (TUL)
- Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
- Service begins Sunday, June 5, 2022
- Boeing 737 aircraft
- Sunday-Friday, Twice daily
- Saturday, Once daily
The timing of the launch for this new route is perfect since Chicago hosts several major summer festivals in late June and July, such as Lollapalooza, Pride in the Park, Chicago Blues Festival and more. Other top attractions include the historic Navy Pier, river tour cruises through downtown, and exploring the Windy City’s vast collection of public art and its diverse food scene.
Midway International Airport has approximately 172 daily direct flights to 73 U.S. cities and approximately 8 daily direct flights to 11 international destinations, making this a great airport for Tulsans to connect to other destinations as well.
Chicago is Southwest’s eighth nonstop destination served from Tulsa, along with Austin, Dallas-Love Field, Denver, Houston-Hobby, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and St. Louis. Southwest Airlines is one of the six carriers to operate at Tulsa International Airport. Tulsa-area travelers now have service to 26 destinations.
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