DALLAS, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly announced Southwest's fares and flights
today during a media conference at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The airline starts service to its 63rd city on Oct. 5, 2006. Southwest will
occupy two gates in the B Concourse and will initially have about 40 local
Southwest Airlines will begin its Dulles service with a total of 12 daily
nonstop departures to the following cities: Chicago Midway (seven daily), Las
Vegas (one daily), Orlando (two daily), and Tampa Bay (two daily). The
airline will offer direct or connecting service to 35 other destinations such
as Denver, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
"Dulles will be a fantastic complement to our Baltimore/Washington
operation," Kelly said. "Our Customers in Washington, D.C., and the
surrounding areas now have another excellent choice of airports when they want
Southwest Airlines' convenient, low-fare service."
Southwest Airlines offers Dulles Customers its biggest discounts with
advance purchase tickets. Customers can take advantage of 14-day advance
fares as low as $79 one-way to Chicago Midway, Orlando, or Tampa Bay.
Additionally, Customers can head to Las Vegas for as little as $99 one-way
with Southwest Airlines' 14-day advance purchase fares. To take advantage of
these low fares, see
http://www.southwest.com/jp/luvhome.shtml?src=PR_iad_071306 . (See fare
"Demand for low fare service continues to be strong, and Southwest is the
low-fare leader in the airline industry," Kelly said. "We'll start service
with these 12 flights and enhance our Dulles operation as Customers respond to
our Positively Outrageous Customer Service."
The airline with the most affordable airfares also makes travel a whole
lot easier. Southwest Airlines' award winning web site, southwest.com, not
only offers some of the industry's lowest airfares online, but also helps with
making other travel accommodations, such as hotel and rental cars. Customers
with an electronic "Ticketless" reservation may checkin online and print a
boarding pass 24 hours in advance of travel from southwest.com. Boarding
passes are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, and Southwest boards
its flights in three boarding groups.
To take advantage of Southwest Airlines' super low fares, Customers who
book their travel via the Internet can subscribe to Southwest Airlines
Click 'n Save e-mail updates as well as Southwest Airlines' newest
technological innovation -- DING! DING! delivers Southwest Airlines' hottest
deals directly to Customers' desktops allowing Customers to get a jump on the
latest southwest.com sales! Southwest continues to enhance the DING! product
and now Customers can sign up to receive spectacular fare specials from up to
ten of their favorite airports -- as of today, Customers can add Dulles to
their favorites list.
Fare rules: Tickets for $99 and $79 one-way fares must be purchased at
least 14 days before departure. Fares are valid for travel beginning Oct. 5,
2006, through the end of the published schedule (currently Dec. 10, 2006).
Fares are available one-way. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions
apply. Tickets must be purchased within one day of making reservations and at
least 14 days before departure. Seats are limited. Advertised fares may vary
by flight and day of week and will not be available on some flights that
operate during very busy travel times. Fares do not include a $3.30 federal
segment tax per takeoff and landing; airport-assessed passenger facility
charges (PFC) of up to $9 one-way; and U.S. government-imposed September 11th
Security Fees of up to $5 one-way. Fares are subject to change until
ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but (except for tickets purchased through
our Group Tickets program) may be applied toward the purchase of future travel
on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on Southwest-operated published,
scheduled service only. Any change in itinerary could result in an increase
in fare, depending upon whether discount seats are still available on the new
flights. Fares are not necessarily common rated in the Washington, D.C., and
the Bay areas.
Southwest Airlines is the number one airline in terms of domestic
boardings. With the addition of its Dulles service, Southwest Airlines will
operate more than 3,100 daily flights to 63 cities in 32 states. Southwest
Airlines employs almost 32,000 people nationwide.
SOURCE Southwest Airlines
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