Southwest Airlines has added Atlanta to its growing national route map with daily nonstop flights to locations including Chicago.
That's according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Southwest officials have wanted a launching pad to Atlanta's airport for years, but the company couldn't get a foothold in the market until it bought out AirTran Airways, a rival discounter that based much of its operations in Atlanta.
The Dallas-based discount airline launched 15 daily flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, including routes to Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Chicago; Denver; and Houston.
Officials with Chicago's Department of Aviation say there will be four flights each day from Midway International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson.
Department officials say Midway is Southwest's largest airport hub.