Southwest adds nonstsop service to Philadelphia|
Starting July 2, Southwest Airlines Co. will begin nonstop daily flights between Columbus and the City of Brotherly Love. Three roundtrip daily flights from Port Columbus International Airport will carry passengers to Philadelphia, increasing the number of Southwest's nonstop flights from Columbus to 24 and Port Columbus' overall nonstop flights to 170. In addition to the Columbus nonstop flight, Dallas-based Southwest is offering the following nonstop flights from Philadelphia: * Two daily flights to Nashville, Tenn. * Adding one daily flight to Providence, R.I., bringing its overall total to six daily. * Adding one daily flight to Orlando, Fla. for a total of seven. Southwest (NYSE: LUV) is the second largest passenger carrier at Port Columbus, and served 19.5 percent of all travelers in 2005. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. (Pink Sheets: DALRQ) which serves 21 percent of Columbus' passengers, is the largest.