News10NBC has learned that Southwest Airlines will fly out of Rochester.
This is part of a transition Southwest is doing at 22 airports across the county where AirTran is currently. AirTran was bought by Southwest last year.
Today, Monroe County Maggie Brooks told the media that AirTran currently accounts for 19% of the passengers in and out of Rochester, making them the third’s most traveled airline here.
County Executive Brooks says that when Southwest takes over here, it will mean larger planes, another low cost option for travelers and this is also great news for Monroe County.
So when will Southwest come to Rochester? County Executive Brooks said Southwest will release its new schedule on January 22, so by then, we should know when they will come to Rochester.