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Southwest Airlines® Extends Fall Flight Additions at Baltimore/Washington International Airport

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Carrier continues to grow service in key BWI nonstop markets throughout 2016
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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today revised its existing flight schedule to add new flights to existing city pairs out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) every day beginning Aug. 7th and ending as late as Nov. 4th. All additional flights are on sale immediately at Southwest.com. Customers can expect additional service announcements throughout 2016.

"We continue to enhance service in the region to give our Customers exactly what they want—more flights and lower fares," said Dave Harvey, Managing Director, Business Development. "The first of what we told you we would bring to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in terms of new flights in 2016 started flying yesterday to Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport. With the recent increase in our summer schedule, these new fall flight increases, and our international offering, there's one thing people from Baltimore can be certain of—we're committed to this region and this airport."

New nonstop flights between these cities are now available at Southwest.com for travel Aug. 7th through Oct. 30th:

  • Monday through Saturday
    • Baltimore to Denver from 4 to 5 daily trips

New nonstop flights between these cities are now available at Southwest.com for travel Aug. 7th through Sept. 5th:

  • Sunday through Friday
    • Baltimore to Seattle from 1 to 2 daily trips
    • Baltimore to Portland, Maine from 3 to 4 daily trips

New nonstop flights between these cities are now available at Southwest.com for travel Sept. 6th through Nov. 4th:

  • Baltimore to Boston
    • from 9 to 10 daily trips on Monday through Friday
    • from 7 to 8 daily trips on Saturdays
    • from 8 to 9 daily trips on Sundays
  • Baltimore to Minneapolis–Saint Paul
    • from 2 to 3 daily trips on Sunday through Friday
    • from 1 to 2 daily trips on Saturday
  • Baltimore to New Orleans
    • from 2 to 3 daily trips
  • Baltimore to Portland, Maine
    • from 3 to 4 daily trips Sunday through Friday
    • from 4 to 5 daily trips on Saturday

In March, Southwest announced summer frequency increases for six daily departing BWI flights to six destinations on weekdays including Oakland International Airport, Denver International Airport, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Hartford's Bradley International Airport, Tampa International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and five on Saturdays only to Hartford's Bradley International Airport, Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Nashville International Airport, and Tampa International Airport.

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In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 49,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest proudly operates a network of 97 destinations across the United States and seven additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.

Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's most recent data, Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. The Company operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world, the majority of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi providing gate-to-gate connectivity. That connectivity enables Customers to use their personal devices to view video on-demand movies and television shows, as well as more than 20 channels of free, live TV compliments of our valued Partners. Southwest created Transfarency℠, a philosophy which treats Customers honestly and fairly, and in which low fares actually stay low. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free® to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some airlines may allow free checked bags on select routes or for qualified circumstances), and there are no change fees, though fare differences might apply. In 2014, the airline proudly unveiled a bold new look: Heart. The new aircraft livery, airport experience, and logo, showcase the dedication of Southwest Employees to connect Customers with what's important in their lives.

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic whenever the carrier enters new markets. With 43 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2014 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at SouthwestOneReport.com.

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