DALLAS, June 10 /PRNewswire/—Last-minute travelers in New England, Long Island, and Florida are singing the praises of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today as the carrier released discounted walk-up fares on nonstop flights between select markets.
No advance purchase or overnight stay is required on these fares, which are discounted from Southwest`s regularly low unrestricted fares. Customers can take advantage of this sale any day of the week on any nonstop flight between the following destinations.
— New England: $149 one-way from Providence, Manchester, or
Hartford/Springfield to Orlando or Tampa Bay (compared to Southwest`s
normal unrestricted fare of $199 one-way).
— Long Island: $129 one-way from Long Island/Islip to Orlando, Tampa
Bay, Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, or West Palm Beach (normally $172 or
— Florida: $149 one-way from Orlando or Tampa Bay to Manchester,
Providence, or Hartford/Springfield (normally $199 one-way); $129 from
Orlando or Tampa Bay to Long Island/Islip (normally $170-171 one-way);
or $129 from West Palm Beach or Ft. Lauderdale to Long Island/Islip
(normally $172 or less one-way).
“Southwest Airlines isn`t a one-hit wonder when it comes to low fares,” said Joyce Rogge, Southwest`s senior vice president of marketing. “We`ve been singing lead vocals on low fares for 32 years, and these fares keep our Customers from singing the blues when they travel at the last minute.”
These discounted walk-up fares are available only on the nonstop flights between the cities listed above and are valid for travel through the end of Southwest`s published schedule (currently Oct. 24, 2003). Fares are one-way and must be purchased at least one hour prior to departure. They are fully refundable and changeable. Fares do not include a federal segment tax of up to $3 per takeoff and landing. Fares also do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges up to $4.50 one-way.
Southwest Airlines, the fourth largest domestic carrier in terms of Customers boarded, currently serves 59 airports in 58 cities in 30 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates nearly 2,800 flights a day with a fleet of 377 Boeing 737s with an average age of nine years—one of the youngest pure jet fleets in the domestic airline industry.