DALLAS (May 4, 2017) — Southwest Airlines Co. announced that it will be adding its award-winning Cargo services to its new operation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) starting June 5, 2017.
The carrier begins passenger service one day before with flights between Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Southwest’s two busiest airports in terms of daily departures.
“Companies around the country rely on Southwest’s Relentlessly Reliable Cargo Team to get the job done,” said Matt Buckley, Vice President of Southwest’s Cargo and Charters. “Our Hospitality, Customer Service, and attention to detail are what set us apart from our competitors. We’re looking forward to assisting businesses throughout the Cincinnati region with their shipping needs while also enabling shippers from across the country to reach this key business market.”
“We’re very pleased that Southwest will be offering cargo services at CVG,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “We look forward to Southwest starting service and growing its partnership with CVG and the businesses in our region.”
Kentucky is becoming THE center of distribution-delivery logistics for North America. Beginning in May, DHL will continue to run its Americas Hub at CVG at night while Amazon uses the facility and equipment during the day in Amazon’s first step in designing and building its own Prime Air hub at the airport.
Amazon’s Prime Air hub will join the massive UPS Worldport package sorting and air-freight operation adjoining Louisville International Airport. Memphis-based FedEx, the other major U.S. logistics-distribution giant, last year added a 303,000-s.f. center in Louisville.
Southwest will offer its Cargo services on its normally scheduled domestic flights through Wright Brothers Aero, Inc. Their offices will be located at 1360 Donaldson Road Center I, Suite D, Erlanger, KY 41018, and open Monday through Friday from 5 am-1 am.
In 2016, Southwest carried more than 200 million pounds of Cargo throughout its domestic network delivering everything from life critical donations to live tropical fish and fresh seafood. To learn more about Southwest Cargo and how it can help your business grow across the country, visit swacargo.com.
Southwest begins serving CVG on June 4, 2017, with eight daily nonstop flights- three between Baltimore/Washington and five between Chicago Midway. Those two gateways allow access to the rest of the Southwest Airlines 101-city network.
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Southwest Airlines’ Relentlessly Reliable Employees offer Cargo Customers award-winning, expedited air cargo service to destinations across the map, including complimentary Road Feeder Service and interline destinations. With our extensive domestic network and over 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season, we have the flights you need to meet your shipping requirements. Learn more about how Southwest Cargo can help you with your shipping needs by visiting swacargo.com.