Southwest Airlines Meets Demand With New Nonstop Service

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Southwest Airlines

    DALLAS, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE:   LUV) today
 announced new nonstop service to meet growing Customer demand for flights
 between several of its existing city routes.
     Beginning August 5, 2001, the airline will add one new daily nonstop
 flight between the following cities: Las Vegas and Tampa Bay; Las Vegas and
 Austin; Albuquerque and Chicago Midway; Albuquerque and Tucson; and Chicago
 Midway and Long Island/Islip.
     "Today's announcement allows us to enhance our current schedule and offer
 nonstop flights where we once offered only direct or connecting flights," said
 Joyce Rogge, Southwest's vice president of marketing.  "This year, as we take
 delivery of new Boeing 737s we will continue to enhance service across our
 system."
     Southwest is offering a $99 each-way introductory fare to launch the new
 daily nonstop service between Las Vegas and Tampa Bay and between Albuquerque
 and Chicago Midway.  These fares are on sale now until May 25, 2001, for
 travel from August 5, 2001 through Sept. 10, 2001.  The $99 introductory fare
 is good only for travel on the specified new nonstop flights.
 
      Between                          Introductory Fare
 
      Las Vegas and Tampa Bay                $99
      Albuquerque and Chicago Midway         $99
 
     Southwest is introducing the remainder of the new nonstop service with its
 regular low fares and even lower advance purchase fares.  Examples of the
 fares include:
 
      Between                  Seven-Day Advance        Unrestricted/Walk Up
                               Purchase Fare, Each-Way  Purchase Fare, Each-Way
 
      Las Vegas and Austin             $161                       $250
      Albuquerque and Tucson            $46                       $100
      Chicago Midway and
       Long Island/Islip                $92                       $140
 
     Advance purchase fares require roundtrip purchase with an overnight stay
 (any night).  Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges
 of up to $18 roundtrip and a federal tax of $2.75 per takeoff and landing.
 Tickets must be purchased at least seven days before departure and within one
 day of making reservations.  Tickets are nonrefundable (except for tickets
 purchased through Southwest's Group Tickets Program), but unused tickets may
 be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest.  Fares are
 subject to change until ticketed, and any change in itinerary could result in
 an increase in the fare.  Seats are limited and may not be available on some
 flights that operate during peak or holiday travel times, such as Labor Day
 weekend.
     Customers can purchase tickets by visiting Southwest's Web site at
 www.southwest.com, by calling Southwest Airlines at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA, or by
 calling their local travel agent.  Southwest Airlines, through its continuing
 innovations, is making travel easier than ever.  With Ticketless Travel,
 Customers can experience the ease of traveling without a ticket.
     Southwest Airlines, the fourth largest domestic carrier in terms of
 Customers boarded, currently serves 58 airports in 57 cities and 29 states.
 Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 2,750 flights a day
 with a fleet of 352 Boeing 737s with an average age of 8.4 years-one of the
 youngest pure jet fleets in the domestic airline industry.
 
 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines
    DALLAS, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE:   LUV) today
 announced new nonstop service to meet growing Customer demand for flights
 between several of its existing city routes.
     Beginning August 5, 2001, the airline will add one new daily nonstop
 flight between the following cities: Las Vegas and Tampa Bay; Las Vegas and
 Austin; Albuquerque and Chicago Midway; Albuquerque and Tucson; and Chicago
 Midway and Long Island/Islip.
     "Today's announcement allows us to enhance our current schedule and offer
 nonstop flights where we once offered only direct or connecting flights," said
 Joyce Rogge, Southwest's vice president of marketing.  "This year, as we take
 delivery of new Boeing 737s we will continue to enhance service across our
 system."
     Southwest is offering a $99 each-way introductory fare to launch the new
 daily nonstop service between Las Vegas and Tampa Bay and between Albuquerque
 and Chicago Midway.  These fares are on sale now until May 25, 2001, for
 travel from August 5, 2001 through Sept. 10, 2001.  The $99 introductory fare
 is good only for travel on the specified new nonstop flights.
 
      Between                          Introductory Fare
 
      Las Vegas and Tampa Bay                $99
      Albuquerque and Chicago Midway         $99
 
     Southwest is introducing the remainder of the new nonstop service with its
 regular low fares and even lower advance purchase fares.  Examples of the
 fares include:
 
      Between                  Seven-Day Advance        Unrestricted/Walk Up
                               Purchase Fare, Each-Way  Purchase Fare, Each-Way
 
      Las Vegas and Austin             $161                       $250
      Albuquerque and Tucson            $46                       $100
      Chicago Midway and
       Long Island/Islip                $92                       $140
 
     Advance purchase fares require roundtrip purchase with an overnight stay
 (any night).  Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges
 of up to $18 roundtrip and a federal tax of $2.75 per takeoff and landing.
 Tickets must be purchased at least seven days before departure and within one
 day of making reservations.  Tickets are nonrefundable (except for tickets
 purchased through Southwest's Group Tickets Program), but unused tickets may
 be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest.  Fares are
 subject to change until ticketed, and any change in itinerary could result in
 an increase in the fare.  Seats are limited and may not be available on some
 flights that operate during peak or holiday travel times, such as Labor Day
 weekend.
     Customers can purchase tickets by visiting Southwest's Web site at
 www.southwest.com, by calling Southwest Airlines at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA, or by
 calling their local travel agent.  Southwest Airlines, through its continuing
 innovations, is making travel easier than ever.  With Ticketless Travel,
 Customers can experience the ease of traveling without a ticket.
     Southwest Airlines, the fourth largest domestic carrier in terms of
 Customers boarded, currently serves 58 airports in 57 cities and 29 states.
 Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 2,750 flights a day
 with a fleet of 352 Boeing 737s with an average age of 8.4 years-one of the
 youngest pure jet fleets in the domestic airline industry.
 
 SOURCE  Southwest Airlines