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Dallas Love Field Gates: What’s Love Got to do with it? Everything!

Southwest Airlines has requested two additional gates at Dallas Love Field to provide our hometown with more service, more destinations, and more LUV!  Get the facts on Love Field gates and learn what Southwest’s proposal means for Dallas. The allocation of these gates is important to the economic success of the City. Dallas’ own independent economic study concludes Southwest’s plan is the most attractive option. Southwest’s plan triples the service other carriers are proposing with use of the same two gates, generating the greatest benefit for Dallas taxpayers, businesses, and consumers. SWA_VirginInfographic_0414_06a We agree competition is great for everyone!  As you can see from the image below, we compete against a variety of strong carriers in the DAL/DFW market. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is a single aviation market served by two airports just 15 miles apart—DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Southwest Airlines competes with just 9 percent of total gates available in the market. Under the compromise that ends the Wright Amendment, Southwest can expand in this market only by adding flights at Love Field. SWA_VirginInfographic_0414_06b Our LUV story with Dallas and its residents is 43 years strong, and we believe the gates should go to the carrier with the best plan for the city and a steadfast commitment to Dallas.  SWA_VirginInfographic_0414_06c These two gates should be assigned to the carrier that can provide the most value and highest return for North Texans who fly— Dallas-born, Dallas-based, Dallas-invested Southwest Airlines. With the Southwest plan, the real winner is Dallas. SWA_BlogButton