Airline Continues to Grow Existing NetworkDALLAS, April 12, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
announced today the addition of several new flights within the airline's
existing network. The airline will add more nonstop flights to cities such as
Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Tampa Bay, Albuquerque, Norfolk, Orlando, and
Seattle. Flights are available for booking today for travel beginning as
early as June 2007. To take advantage of these new Southwest Airlines
flights, visit: http://www.southwest.com/?src=PR_NS_041207 .
"We are a growth airline, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this new
service to our Customers," said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chief Executive
Officer. "So far this year, we have added several flights and have announced
that we will begin service in San Francisco later this year, and we will
continue to look for opportunities to grow."
The new Southwest Airlines flights break out as follows:
BEGINNING JUNE 4, 2007:
* One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Albuquerque and Dallas
(for a total of eight).
* One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Albuquerque and Seattle
(for a total of two).
* One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Dallas and New Orleans
(for a total of five).
BEGINNING JUNE 17, 2007:
* One new daily nonstop roundtrip between Norfolk and Tampa Bay.
* One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Houston and Tampa Bay
(for a total of four).
* One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Houston and Orlando
(for a total of four).
Southwest is offering special fares for the new nonstop flight between
Norfolk and Tampa Bay. Customers can take advantage of $69 one-way fares on
this new service. These 14-day advance purchase fares are available for
purchase beginning today through June 17, 2007, for travel beginning June 17,
2007, through the end of the schedule.
NEW SERVICE FARE SALE RULES
The Norfolk to Tampa Bay fare is available for nonstop flights only for
purchase today through June 17, 2007. All tickets must be purchased 14 days
in advance. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions apply. Seats
are limited. Fares may vary by destination and day of travel and will not be
available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and
holiday periods. Fares do not include a federal segment tax of $3.40 per
takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility
charges (PFC) of $4.50 one-way and U.S. government-imposed September 11th
Security Fees of $2.50 one-way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed.
Tickets are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future
travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on Southwest-operated
published, scheduled service only and are not available through the Group
After almost 36 years of service, Southwest Airlines continues to offer
the best value in airline travel. Southwest offers a very comfortable ride
with premium all leather seats and plenty of legroom. Customers enjoy
complimentary pillows, blankets, snacks, juice, soda, and water on all
flights. Since 1987, the airline has maintained the lowest Customer complaint
ratio to Customers boarded as published in the Department of Transportation's
Air Travel Consumer Report. Southwest Airlines was recently named Business
Week's first ever list of "Customer Service Champs," and for the tenth year in
a row, was recognized by FORTUNE as one of America's most admired companies.
Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic
passengers enplaned, currently serves 63 cities in 32 states. Based in
Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has
more than 32,000 Employees systemwide.
SOURCE Southwest Airlines
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