Southwest Airlines Grows Across the Nation With New Nonstop Service; Schedule Enhancements Help Southwest Airlines Meet Customer Demand

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Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the addition of 33 new nonstop flights in 26 city-pairs across the nation, including brand new nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington and Pittsburgh, between Cleveland and Orlando, between Dallas Love Field and Birmingham, and between Reno/Lake Tahoe and San Diego.

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Through optimization, innovation, and efficiency, we are adding these new flights, which reaffirms our commitment to our Customers to grow our service.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the addition of 33 new nonstop flights in 26 city-pairs across the nation, including brand new nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington and Pittsburgh, between Cleveland and Orlando, between Dallas Love Field and Birmingham, and between Reno/Lake Tahoe and San Diego. Southwest Airlines is expanding its route network and adding new flights in several other key Southwest cities. To take advantage of these new Southwest Airlines flights visit: http://www.southwest.com/jp/luvhome.shtml?src=PR_NS_111606 .

"Southwest Airlines is an efficiency machine -- we strive to make the most effective use of our resources," said Gary Kelly. "Through optimization, innovation, and efficiency, we are adding these new flights, which reaffirms our commitment to our Customers to grow our service."

The 33 additional flights break down as follows:

Beginning March 11, 2007:

New Nonstop Service

  • Three new daily nonstop roundtrip flights between Baltimore/Washington and Pittsburgh. Fares begin as low as $39 one-way. This seven-day advance purchase $39 fare is available only between Baltimore/Washington and Pittsburgh and is available for purchase today, with travel beginning March 11, 2007 through May 10, 2007. See fare rules below.
  • Two new daily nonstop roundtrip flights between Dallas Love Field and Birmingham. Fares begin as low as $49 one-way. This 14-day advance purchase $49 fare is available only between Dallas Love Field and Birmingham on nonstop flights only and is available for purchase today through March 11, 2007, with travel beginning March 11, 2007 through May 10, 2007. See fare rules below.
  • Two new daily nonstop roundtrip flights between San Diego and Reno/Lake Tahoe. Fares begin as low as $69 one-way. This 14-day advance purchase fare is available only between San Diego and Reno/Lake Tahoe on nonstop flights only and is available for purchase today through March 11, 2007, with travel beginning March 11, 2007 through May 10, 2007. See fare rules below.
  • Two new daily nonstop roundtrip flights between Cleveland and Orlando. Fares begin as low as $79 one-way. This 14-day advance purchase $79 fare is available only between Cleveland and Orlando on nonstop flights only and is available for purchase today through March 11, 2007, with travel beginning March 11, 2007, through May 10, 2007. See fare rules below.

Additional Nonstop Service

  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Albuquerque and Las Vegas (for a total of seven daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Buffalo and Orlando (for a total of three daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Burbank and Sacramento (for a total of 11 daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Spokane and Oakland (for a total of two daily).
  • Two additional daily nonstop roundtrips between Las Vegas and San Jose (for a total of nine daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Sacramento and Las Vegas (for a total of eight daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City (for a total of five daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Los Angeles and Tucson (for a total of six daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Orlando and Manchester (for a total of five daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Orlando and Ft. Myers (for a total of four daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Manchester and Philadelphia (for a total of six daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between West Palm Beach and Philadelphia (for a total of two daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Portland and Sacramento (for a total of seven daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham (for a total of six daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Philadelphia and Tampa Bay (for a total of four daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Austin and Chicago Midway (for a total of two daily).
  • Two additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Dallas Love Field and St. Louis (for a total of eight daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Chicago Midway and San Diego (for a total of five daily).

Beginning March 17, 2007:

  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Denver and Chicago Midway (for a total of six daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Chicago Midway and Seattle (for a total of four daily).

Beginning April 15, 2007:

  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Las Vegas and Chicago Midway (for a total of 12 daily).
  • One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Chicago Midway and Orlando (for a total of eight daily).

"More airline for less money is what Southwest is all about," Kelly said. "We are giving Customers what they want with low fares and plentiful flights to the destinations they want the most."    

In addition to the fare sale on Southwest's new service between Baltimore/Washington and Pittsburgh, Southwest Airlines is offering Pittsburgh Customers even more incentive to get up and go with a special $39 one-way fare between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and a special $49 one-way fare between Pittsburgh and Chicago Midway. These seven-day advance purchase fares are available for purchase beginning today, for travel from Nov. 23, 2006, through May 10, 2007.

Fare Rules

Pittsburgh Fare Sale

All fares are available for purchase today. The Baltimore/Washington-Pittsburgh fare is valid for travel March 11, 2007 through the end of Southwest's current published schedule (currently May 10, 2007). The Pittsburgh-Chicago Midway and Pittsburgh-Philadelphia fares are valid for travel Nov. 23, 2006, through the end of Southwest's current published schedule (currently May 10, 2007). All tickets must be purchased seven 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 destination and day of travel and will not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods such as Spring Break. Fares do not include a federal segment tax of $3.30 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 if unused. Fares are valid only on Southwest-published, operated, and scheduled service and are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the full unrestricted fare.

New Service Fare Sale

New Service fares (with the exception of Pittsburgh) are available for purchase today through March 11, 2007, for travel from March 11, 2007 through the end of Southwest's current published schedule (currently May 10, 2007). All tickets must be purchased 14 days before departure and are valid only on nonstop service. 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 and holiday periods. Fares do not include a federal segment tax of $3.30 per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $4.50 one-way and U.S. government-imposed September 11th Security Fees of up to $2.50 one-way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Fares are available for travel on Southwest Airlines operated service only. Tickets are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines if unused. Fares are valid only on Southwest-published, operated, and scheduled service and are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the full unrestricted fare.

After 35 years of service, Southwest Airlines continues to offer the best value in airline travel. Southwest's fares top out at only $319 one-way; meaning, Southwest Customers can travel nonstop throughout the country at a very low fare. Southwest offers a very comfortable ride with all premium 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, 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.

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