Southwest Airlines Announces Two New Phoenix Nonstop Routes Carrier Continues Growth in Phoenix, Boston, and Minneapolis/St. Paul

DALLAS, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines today announced the carrier is starting two new nonstop routes to its operation at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

PHX – Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Beginning August 15, 2010, Southwest will begin two daily nonstops between PHX-MSP. The carrier is offering these new flights with introductory fares as low as $99 one-way when purchased from April 27 through April 29, 2010, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (see Fare Rules for more information). When shopping for Southwest online, it's important to know that Southwest Airlines' low fares are available only at www.southwest.com. This is the fourth nonstop destination served out of MSP since its opening in March 2009. It currently offers nonstop service to Chicago (Midway) (MDW), Denver International Airport (DEN), and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL).

PHX – Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

Beginning September 7, 2010, Southwest will begin one daily nonstop between PHX – BOS. This complements its service from both T. F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Manchester, New Hampshire. Both MHT and PVD offer one daily nonstop flight to PHX. This marks the sixth announced daily nonstop destination served out of BOS since its opening in August 2009. It currently offers nonstop service to Chicago (Midway) (MDW), Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), Denver International Airport (DEN), Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), and Philadelphia International Airport (service scheduled to begin June 27, 2010).  

To get more information on today's announcement and to read a blog post from Lead Schedule Planner Bill Owen, visit: blogsouthwest.com.    

The carrier started service in PHX in January 1982 with 13 daily nonstops to six cities. Today, PHX is Southwest's third largest operation with currently 178 daily nonstops to 44 destinations and boasts approximately 4,000 Southwest Employees.

After more than 38 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation's leading low-fare carrier, continues to stand above other airlines--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 with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, currently serves 68 cities in 35 states (with additional service to Panama City Beach, Fla., in May 2010). Based in Dallas, Southwest operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees systemwide.

Fare Rules

Available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com. Purchase from April 27 through April 29, 2010, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Travel August 15 through October 30, 2010. Fares do not include federal excise tax of $3.70 for each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9.00 and government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $5.00 one-way. Seats are limited. Fares may vary by 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 combinable fares (Senior Fares not included). When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. Fares are nonrefundable but, if unused, may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are not available through Group Desk. 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.

SOURCE Southwest Airlines



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