JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Southwest Airlines will start offering flights to and from Mississippi’s capital city in 2021.
That's about seven years after the low-cost carrier stopped the service.
Southwest board chairman and CEO Gary C. Kelly said Thursday that in the first half of next year, the airline intends to return to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and to add service to Colorado Springs Municipal Airport and to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia.
Southwest offered flights to and from the Jackson airport for 17 years, but it stopped in June 2014.