DALLAS, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
today announced new weekend service to begin November 2, 2002. The carrier
will add one Saturday only nonstop flight between Houston Hobby and San Diego
and one Saturday only nonstop flight between Baltimore/Washington and Oklahoma
“The convenience and affordability of Southwest`s service is valued across
our system,” said Joyce Rogge, Southwest`s senior vice president of marketing.
“As new planes are delivered, we continue to evaluate our route structure and
enhance service to meet our Customers` travel needs.”
Southwest is introducing the new flights with its regular low fares and
even lower advance purchase fares. Fares for this new service are just
$99 each way with roundtrip purchase and are valid for nonstop service only.
Tickets must be purchased by October 27, 2002, and are good for travel through
December 14, 2002. An overnight stay is required. Tickets must be purchased
at least seven days prior to departure and within one day of making
reservations. Seats are limited and will not be available on some flights
that operate during peak and holiday travel times (such as Thanksgiving).
Tickets are nonrefundable, but unused tickets may be applied toward the
purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines (except for tickets purchased
through the Southwest Airlines Group Tickets program). Fares do not include a
federal segment tax of $3 per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include
airport-assessed passenger facility charges of up to $9 roundtrip or federal
September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 roundtrip per person. Fares are
subject to change until ticketed, and any change in itinerary could result in
an increase in the fare.
Customers can purchase tickets by visiting Southwest`s Web site at
http://www.southwest.com , by calling Southwest Airlines at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA, or by
calling their local travel agent.
Southwest Airlines is the nation`s fourth largest carrier in terms of
Customer boardings. The airline serves 59 airports in 58 cities in 30 states.
The airline currently has more than 35,000 Employees and operates nearly
2,800 flights a day.