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Old 10-11-2011, 09:40 AM
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Question Southwest Airlines coming to Des Moines Airport ?

This summer I heard that Southwest Airlines was in talks with Des Moines Airport to add service there. Has there been further development towards this?
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:18 AM
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This summer I heard that Southwest Airlines was in talks with Des Moines Airport to add service there. Has there been further development towards this?
Last night on the news they said the D.M. City council voted to hand over control of the Airport to a board. They said this would take away most of the red tape that keeps airlines from expanding to D.M.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:25 PM
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I spoke with Roy Criss last week. He's the PR representative for Des Moines International Airport.

He said that Southwest Airlines purchased Air Tran Airlines so Southwest now has a presence in Des Moines. He mentioned that the merger should be complete by April 1st, 2012 and at that time we should have a better idea if Southwest will stay in Des Moines.

According to Roy, Des Moines has made the cut so far--when Southwest purchased Air Tran they dropped service in some of the cities that didn't meet their revenue criteria.
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Hip hip hooray!!!

Governor Branstad just announced that Southwest Airlines is coming to DSM airport !!
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