Southwest Airlines today unveiled its low fares and flight schedule to and from Ft.
Myers. Customers can now purchase tickets for the new service with airfares
beginning as low as $29 one-way.Southwest Airlines will begin its Ft. Myers service October 2, 2005, with
a total of nine daily nonstop departures to the following cities:
Baltimore/Washington (two daily), Chicago Midway (two daily), Long
Island/Islip (one daily), Orlando (three daily), and Philadelphia (one daily).
The airline will offer direct or connecting service to 29 other destinations,
such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
“We’ve been working with Southwest Florida International Airport for more
than a decade, and it is fantastic to see our plans come to fruition,” said
Keith Taylor, Southwest Airline’s Vice President of Revenue Management. “The
fares are very competitive, and our schedule offers direct and connecting
service to our West Coast destinations.”
Southwest Airlines offers Southwest Florida Customers its biggest
discounts with its advance purchase tickets. For example, Customers can head
to Orlando for as little as $29 one-way with Southwest Airline’s 21-day
advance purchase fares. Additionally, fares start as low as $79 one-way to
Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway, Long Island/Islip, and Philadelphia.
“Southwest Airlines is known as the low fare leader, and our everyday low
fares are a testament to that,” said Taylor. “Not only are our advance
purchase fares a bargain, but you’ll never pay more than $299 one-way on
Southwest Airlines for our walk-up fares and Customers are never charged a
change fee—it’s a true bargain.”