Southwest Airlines Adding Six New Nonstop Flights and Two New Destinations
DALLAS, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines announced today an expansion of its service in Denver with six new nonstop flights and two new destinations. The additional service includes new nonstop flights between Denver and Portland and Indianapolis. The Company also announced it will add one additional nonstop flight between Denver and Las Vegas. Flights are available for booking today for travel beginning on June 4, 2008. To take advantage of these new Southwest Airlines flights, visit: http://www.southwest.com/?src=PR_NS DEN_042208.
Southwest Airlines also will add one additional daily nonstop flight between Denver and San Antonio for travel beginning on August 23, 2008.
"Denver has been and will remain a focus city for us," Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said. "The market is responding very well to our growth, and as a result, we are excited to add more flights and destinations at low fares for our Denver Customers."
BEGINNING JUNE 4, 2008: -- Two new daily nonstop roundtrips between Denver and Portland. -- Two new daily nonstop roundtrips between Denver and Indianapolis. -- One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Denver and Las Vegas (for a total of eight). BEGINNING AUGUST 23, 2008: -- One additional daily nonstop roundtrip between Denver and San Antonio (for a total of two).
To highlight the new nonstop service between Denver and Portland and Indianapolis, Southwest Airlines is offering a $69 one-way advance purchase fare. This 14-day advance purchase fare is available for purchase today at southwest.com for travel beginning on June 4, 2008, through the end of the schedule, currently Oct. 30, 2008.
Southwest Airlines began service to Denver on Jan. 3, 2006, with 13 daily nonstop departures to three destinations. The airline currently operates 61 daily nonstop flights (and counting!) from the Mile High city, making Denver one of the fastest growing cities in the Company's history. Over 150 Southwest Airlines Employees call Denver home.
NEW SERVICE FARE RULES
Fares are available for purchase today through June 4, 2008. 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 up to $9.00 one-way and U.S. government-imposed September 11th Security Fees of $5.00 one-way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but, if unused, 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.
After almost 37 years of service, Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low fare carriers-offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the most productive airline in the sky and offers Customers a comfortable traveling experience. Southwest recently updated its gate areas and improved its boarding procedure to make flying Southwest convenient and simple. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 64 cities in 32 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 34,000 Employees systemwide.