Lambert's airlines increasing flights and seat capacity this summer

Southwest Airlines released its 2017 summer flight schedule that will deliver to St. Louis four additional daily flights to current destinations and new Sat/Sun service to a new destination, Charleston, SC (CHS). The airline’s schedule for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport beginning June 4, 2017 will peak at 108 departures a day.

Southwest will be adding one daily additional non-stop flight this summer to four current destinations from STL: Boston (BOS), Cleveland (CLE), Nashville (BNA) and San Diego (SAN). The additional flights to Cleveland and Nashville will continue beyond the summer schedule.

The Airport and Southwest Airlines are now working together on a plan to continue modernizing and enhancing Terminal 2 that accommodates the carrier's expanded flight activity. In 2016, Southwest expanded operations with new gates at E31 and E33.

Several airlines serving St. Louis are projected to increase activity in 2017 versus last year. On peak days, Lambert’s airlines will operate more than 250 daily flights this upcoming summer. Additionally, the airlines continue to add seat capacity, with the use of larger aircraft. Seat capacity will grow 4.5 percent. In June, there will be more than 34,000 additional seats on departing flights versus one year ago (800,984 June 2017 vs 766,709 June 2016).