VPS Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – An enormous day for the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Okaloosa County.

Thursday afternoon, the inaugural Southwest Airlines flight flew into VPS.

It got here from Dallas, Texas carrying about 100 passengers.

A water cannon salute doused the airplane because it taxied in from the runway.

State officers joined county leaders to welcome Southwest to Okaloosa County.

The airline will fly to Nashville 3 times every day and Dallas and Baltimore as soon as a day.

Southwest will start flying to Chicago beginning in June.

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