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Southwest Airlines Announces New Flights For Dallas And D.C. Travelers; New Service To Mexico City And Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Now On Sale

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Carrier Extends Flight Schedule through Early 2015, Plans Final Integration of AirTran Airways

DALLAS, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today extended its bookable flight schedules through Jan. 4, 2015, and published dozens of new nonstop markets for Customers flying the carrier from Dallas Love Field and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  The schedule also includes new Southwest Airlines service to an additional Caribbean destination-Punta Cana, Dominican Republic-as well as to North America's largest metropolitan area, Mexico City.  The new flights are available for purchase now at southwest.com.

"There are some big gifts for everyone in this holiday schedule:  our initial nonstop offerings for a liberated Love Field in Dallas, and nearly triple the flights we currently offer at Reagan National Airport," said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.  "We're also bringing Southwest service to the final two international destinations on the network we created after acquiring AirTran Airways in 2011.  That integration will be completed on-plan by the end of this year."

New, nonstop service for Dallas Love Field with introductory fares of $99 one-way or less.

(see detailed fare rules below)


Beginning Oct. 13, 2014, Southwest will offer nonstop service between Dallas and:

Baltimore/Washington

(three roundtrips a day)

Chicago Midway

(five roundtrips a day, up to six as of Nov. 2)

Denver

(three roundtrips a day)

Las Vegas

(three roundtrips a day, up to four as of Nov. 2)

Los Angeles

(three roundtrips a day, up to four as of Nov. 2)

Orlando

(two roundtrips a day, up to three as of Nov. 2)

Washington Reagan National

(three roundtrips a day, up to six as of Nov. 2)




Beginning Nov. 2, 2014, Southwest will offer nonstop service between Dallas and:

Atlanta

(four roundtrips a day)

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood

(two roundtrips a day)

Nashville

(two roundtrips a day)

New York LaGuardia

(three roundtrips a day)

Phoenix

(four roundtrips a day)

San Diego

(two roundtrips a day)

Santa Ana/Orange County

(one roundtrip a day)

Tampa Bay

(two roundtrips a day)

Southwest Airlines also announces today new nonstop service between Washington Reagan National Airport and both Akron/Canton and Indianapolis beginning Nov. 2, 2014, increasing the carrier's service at Reagan National from a present day offering of 17 departures to 44 departures a day by year's end to a total 14 destinations:  Atlanta, Akron/Canton, Austin, Chicago Midway, Dallas Love Field, Houston Hobby, Fort Myers, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Tampa Bay.

Southwest Airlines also adds new nonstop service between Washington Dulles and both Las Vegas and San Diego, and to existing nonstop destinations of Chicago Midway and Denver.

Sample introductory fares available on new nonstop service to/from Washington, DC airports:
(see detailed fare rules below)

  • Akron/Canton and Washington Reagan National from $69 one-way
  • Indianapolis and Washington Reagan National from $69 one-way
  • Las Vegas and Washington Dulles from $169 one-way
  • San Diego and Washington Dulles from $179 one-way

Southwest Airlines continues its historic launch of international service with two additional destinations*-Mexico City and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic-added on Nov. 2, 2014, to the carrier's network map of more than 90 destinations across five countries in North America and the Caribbean.

New, daily international service on Southwest Airlines beginning Nov. 2, 2014, with introductory fares from U.S. gateway cities:
(see detailed fare rules below)

  • Atlanta and Punta Cana*, from $165 one-way
  • Austin and Cancun*, from $168 one-way
  • Baltimore/Washington and Punta Cana*, from $195 one-way
  • Chicago Midway and Cancun*, from $178 one-way
  • Chicago Midway and Montego Bay, from $159 one-way
  • Chicago Midway and Punta Cana*, from $195 one-way
  • San Antonio and Mexico City*, from $103 one-way
  • Santa Ana/Orange County and Mexico City*, from $133 one-way

*subject to government approvals

AirTran Airways Fully Integrated into Southwest Airlines by End of 2014

AirTran Airways Flight 1 will operate on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, as the carrier's final scheduled departure.  The evening flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Tampa Bay reprises the first flight the carrier operated on Oct. 26, 1993.  Southwest Airlines Co. announced its acquisition of AirTran Airways in September 2010, and closed the transaction on May 2, 2011.  The FAA awarded the Company a single operating certificate for the two carriers on March 1, 2012, and the Company plans to close 2014 with wholly owned subsidiary AirTran fully-integrated into Southwest Airlines serving a network of 93 destinations in five countries.

DALLAS LOVE FIELD INTRODUCTORY FARE RULES, TERMS & CONDITIONS

Customers may purchase tickets from May 19-23, 2014, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city for travel Oct. 13-Dec. 17, 2014 for Dallas Love Field to Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Washington Reagan National. Travel effective Nov. 2-Dec. 17, 2014 for Dallas Love Field to Atlanta, Nashville, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, New York LaGuardia, Phoenix, San Diego, Santa Ana/Orange County, and Tampa Bay. Blackout Dates Apply: Nov. 22 - 26 and Nov. 28Dec. 1, 2014. Travel valid every day except Fridays & Sundays. Displayed prices include all U.S. government taxes and fees. Seats 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.  Fares are available for one-way travel. 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 Customers cancel reservations at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure.  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.

WASHINGTON, D.C. INTRODUCTORY FARE RULES, TERMS & CONDITIONS

Customers may purchase from May 19-25, 2014, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city for travel Nov. 2-Dec. 17, 2014, excluding Fridays and Sundays.  Travel to Las Vegas is valid Sunday through Wednesday only. Additionally, travel from Las Vegas valid Tuesday through Friday only. Blackout Dates Apply: Nov. 21Dec. 2, 2014. Displayed prices include all U.S. government taxes and fees. Seats 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.  Fares are available for one-way travel. 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 Customers cancel reservations at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure.  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.

INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCTORY FARE RULES, TERMS & CONDITIONS

Customers may purchase from May 19-25, 2014, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city for travel Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 2014. Displayed prices include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees. Seats 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.  Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other Southwest Airlines combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply.  Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines, so long as Customers cancel reservations at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure.  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.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 43rd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 45,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Based on the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded.  The airline also operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 96 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and five near-international countries via wholly owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2013 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.

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 Southwest Airlines, Bags Fly Free ® (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply), and there are no change fees when you need to change your flight. Southwest's fleet offers leather seating and the comfort of full-size cabins, a majority of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity over the United States, which enables live and video-on-demand TV currently FREE compliments of DISH, and a new, sustainable cabin interior. Southwest acquired AirTran Airways in May 2011 and by the end of 2014 intends to complete the full integration of the AirTran network into Southwest. With 41 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest and AirTran operate more than 3,600 flights a day. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares are available online at southwest.com or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

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