Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 18, 2005
Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the addition of several new flights from Southwest's newest operations -- Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The new service will begin later this fall. To see the complete schedule of the new flights click: http://www.southwest.com/jp/luvhome.shtml?src=PR_PIT_081805
"The response to Southwest service in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia has been phenomenal," said Gary Kelly, Southwest's Chief Executive Officer. "We are thrilled to offer additional service in these cities to satisfy the high demand for our low-fare service."
Southwest will add eight daily nonstop flights this fall in Pittsburgh, bringing the daily total nonstop departures to 19. Pittsburgh Customers can take advantage of the boost in service between existing cities, as well as brand new nonstop service to Tampa Bay and Phoenix. The airline also is adding two additional daily nonstop departures in Philadelphia, bringing the daily total nonstop departures in that city to 51. The new flights are:
Beginning Oct. 30, 2005:
- One new daily nonstop departure between Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay.
- One additional daily nonstop departure between Philadelphia and Tampa Bay (for a total of three daily).
Beginning Nov. 12, 2005:
- Two additional daily nonstop departures between Pittsburgh and Orlando (for a total of three daily).
- One additional daily nonstop departure between Pittsburgh and Chicago Midway (for a total of five daily).
Beginning Nov. 22, 2005:
- One new daily nonstop departure between Pittsburgh and Phoenix.
- One additional daily nonstop departure between Pittsburgh and Chicago Midway (for a total of six daily).
Beginning Nov. 29, 2005:
- One additional daily nonstop departure between Pittsburgh and Las
Vegas (for a total of two daily).
- One additional daily nonstop departure between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia (for a total of six daily).
"Our Pittsburgh Customers will now have the opportunity to connect to the West Coast through our Phoenix operation," Kelly said. "That, together with the increased service in our existing city pairs, is a great indicator of Southwest's continued commitment to grow."
Southwest is offering even lower fares for these new markets. Fares start as low as $79 one-way between Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay and as low as $99 one-way between Pittsburgh and Phoenix.
The fares are available for purchase today and are available for travel between Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay beginning Oct. 30, 2005, and between Pittsburgh and Phoenix beginning Nov. 22, 2005, through the end of Southwest Airlines' published schedule (currently Jan. 9, 2006). The $79 one-way fares between Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay must be purchased at least 21 days before departure. The $99 one-way fares between Pittsburgh and Phoenix must be purchased at least 14 days before departure. Fares are available one-way and are combinable with all other fares. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions apply. Seats are limited. 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 $3.20 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include 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 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 Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare.
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