Southwest will drop one of its nine daily flights between Bradley and Baltimore as of May 10. It’s part of a nationwide realignment that involves eliminating 57 round-trip flights and adding 40 others.
That’s 137 fewer seats a day out of Bradley. It’s not a huge loss, but it’s not encouraging. USAir recently dropped one of its four daily commuter flights to Pittsburgh, a 50-seat loss. And over the past several months Delta has reduced the frequency of its flight to Los Angeles – Bradley’s only non-stop transcontinental flight – from seven days a week to three.
Southwest will still have 18 flights a day out of Bradley – eight to Baltimore, three to Chicago, three to Orlando, two to Tampa, one to Las Vegas and one to Nashville.
The schedule of the remaining eight flights to Baltimore will be spread out so that the earliest will continue to leave at 6:15 a.m. and the latest will leave at 9:10 p.m., just 10 minutes earlier than under the current schedule.