Southwest reshuffles summer schedule

Southwest Airlines has
announced that it is refining its schedule beginning May 10, 2008.Through
the elimination of 57 existing roundtrip flights from its May flight
schedule, Southwest today will add 40 roundtrip flights in key growth
markets such as Denver. Many of the changes will be seasonal to accommodate
peak summer demand.

“Southwest Airlines is concerned about slowing economic growth, and we
want our flight schedule to be built around flights that are in high
demand,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Officer. “Our
Employees continually evaluate our flights to see how we can offer our
Customers the most efficient flight schedule in the business.”

“Southwest is intent on strategically changing its flight schedule in
2008 to reflect demand and grow revenue—even adding seasonal flights
when we can,” Kelly said. “We’ve improved our boarding procedures and
updated our gate areas to make our Customers more productive, and we look
forward to 2008 as being one of the most productive yet for Southwest