Southwest makes verbal commitment to MEM

(WMC-TV) – Memphis Mayor A C Wharton says a verbal commitment from Southwest Airlines is good news for the airport.  But he also says now is not a good time to get too comfortable.

Southwest executives discussed their commitment to Memphis International Airport during a meeting with local officials Friday.

Wharton says fluctuating fuel prices make the Southwest deal very fragile, which is why the work to bring other airlines to Memphis will not stop.

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