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Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule Through Late October 2015

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Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) today invited Customers to lock-in low-fare travel as it adds more Heart in more cities across the United States. The airline today extended its flight schedule through Oct. 30, 2015. The new schedule will bring more nonstop service and new destinations beginning Aug. 9, 2015, for travelers flying Southwest in Santa Ana/Orange County, Washington, D.C. (Reagan National), and Columbus, Ohio.

The carrier will add service to both coasts from Port Columbus International Airport with the airport's first daily nonstop flight to/from Oakland (San Francisco Bay Area), and twice-daily service to/from Boston Logan.

"This new service complements our breadth of service to key destinations that Columbus travelers have told us they need to go," said Andrew Watterson, Southwest Airlines' Senior Vice President of Network & Revenue Management. "We're in the business of connecting people to what's important in their lives and we do that without nickel-and-diming our Customers."

Beginning Aug. 10, 2015 enjoy sale fares on new nonstop service between:

Columbus and Boston Logan

with one-way travel as low as


Columbus and Oakland (San Francisco Bay Area)

with one-way travel as low as


Santa Ana/Orange County and Portland, Ore.

with one-way travel as low as


Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) and
Fort Lauderdale (Miami Area)

with one-way travel as low as



Purchase Feb. 19-22, 2015, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel Aug. 9, 2015 through Oct. 29, 2015 every day except Fridays and Sundays. Fares are valid only on nonstop service. Displayed prices include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees. Points bookings would not include the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 each-way, nor do they include any additional international government taxes and fees. Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods.  Travel is available for one-way Wanna Get Away® Fares. Fares may be combined with other Southwest Airlines combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply. Sale fares may be available on other days of week, but not guaranteed. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines®, so long as the Customer cancels their reservation at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure of their flight.  Failure to cancel prior to departure will result in forfeiture of remaining funds on the reservation.   Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime Fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed.  Offer applies to published, scheduled service only.


In its 44th 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 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually.  Southwest operates more than 3,400 flights a day, serving 93 destinations across the United States and five additional countries.  Southwest service to San Jose, Costa Rica, begins in March 2015. Subject to government approvals, service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, begins in June 2015, and service to Belize City, Belize begins in October 2015.

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 while over the United States.  That connectivity enables Customers to use their personal devices to access streaming music provided by Beats Music or to view video on-demand movies and television shows, as well as nearly 20 channels of free, live TV compliments of our valued Partners.  Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free® (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply), and there are never change fees, although 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 wherever the carrier serves. With 42 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 2013 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at

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