Southwest Airlines Begins Hot New Service in the Summertime; Airline Adds New Flights in Philadelphia and Other Key Cities

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Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) helps Customers celebrate their independence this summer by offering new service in key Southwest Airlines cities. The new service includes brand new nonstop flights between Philadelphia and both Columbus and Nashville. To take advantage of this new Southwest Airlines service, which begins July 2, 2006, visit: http://www.southwest.com/jp/luvhome.shtml?src=PR_NS_041306 .

"Customers can book their summer vacation on Southwest knowing low fares equal more cash to spend in their destination," said Kevin Krone, Southwest Airline's Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Distribution. "Southwest Airlines is different in this environment of higher fares and fees for inflight amenities. Our pillows, blankets, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary -- a Southwest tradition."

The new service breaks down as follows:

     Beginning July 2, 2006

  •      Three new daily nonstop roundtrip flights between Philadelphia and

     Columbus, Ohio.

  •      Two new daily nonstop roundtrip flights between Philadelphia and

     Nashville.

  •      One additional daily nonstop roundtrip flight between Philadelphia and

     Providence (for at total of six daily).

  •      One additional daily nonstop roundtrip flight between Philadelphia and

     Orlando (for a total of seven daily).

  •      One additional daily nonstop roundtrip flight between Chicago Midway

     and San Antonio (for a total of two daily).

  •      One additional daily nonstop roundtrip flight between Chicago Midway

     and Portland (for a total of two daily).

"As the low fare leader, Southwest Airlines continues to add new service coupled with low fares," said Krone. "Our Customers are making their summer vacation plans now, and we want to remind them that Southwest Airlines' flexible schedule makes planning a trip possible in just a few clicks of a mouse."

Southwest continues to be the low fare carrier, and Customers can take advantage of Southwest's new service at even lower fares. Fares begin as low as $59 one-way between Philadelphia and Columbus and as low as $99 one-way between Philadelphia and Nashville (see fare rules). These low fares are available for purchase today through July 2, 2006, and are valid for travel from July 2, 2006, through the end of the published schedule (currently

Sept. 12, 2006). Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days before departure.

General Fare Rules

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 destination and day of travel, 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. 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.

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 email 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! For more information, visit http://www.southwest.com/ding .

http://www.southwest.com

Contact:

Public Relations of Southwest Airlines

+1-214-792-4847

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