DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) today filed its application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide daily, nonstop service between John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) and Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, beginning June 7, 2015, subject to approvals from relevant governmental agencies.
"Extending our route map to the beautiful region surrounding Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific Coast is an exciting opportunity for Southwest and our Customers across the United States," said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO, at a meeting of investors and analysts at the carrier's Headquarters in Dallas. "Puerto Vallarta will be our ninth international destination, allowing Southwest to continue our purpose of connecting People to what is important in their lives while also connecting them to an amazing new destination."
In addition, Kelly announced the Company's plans to add Saturday service between Baltimore/Washington International Airport and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico, beginning June 13, 2015, subject to approvals from relevant governmental agencies.
The carrier also today extended its bookable flight schedule through June 5, 2015, offering Customers many new options such as new seasonal daily service between San Antonio and Cancun, and between San Diego and St. Louis. New flights operating only on Saturdays will connect Houston and Ft. Myers, Milwaukee and San Diego, and Orlando and Omaha. All flight options through June 5, 2015, are now available at Southwest.com.
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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 nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest and wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways operate nearly 3,600 flights a day, serving 93 destinations across the United States and five additional countries. Service to San Jose, Costa Rica, begins in March 2015, subject to government approvals.
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, a majority of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity while over the United States that enables video-on-demand and a free, live TV offering of 13 channels compliments of DISH. Bags Fly Free® at Southwest Airlines (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply), and there are never change fees, although fare differences might apply. In September 2014, the airline proudly unveiled Heart, a new aircraft livery, airport experience, and logo, showcasing 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 41 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 Southwest.com/citizenship.
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