PRNewswire-FirstCall DALLAS Nov. 13 :
Southwest will expand its St. Louis service with one nonstop flight each
way to both Los Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood beginning March 7,
2004. The airline is introducing the new nonstop flights with fares as low
as $99 each way.
“We`re simply responding to Customer demand and changes in the
marketplace,” said Joyce Rogge, Southwest`s senior vice president of
marketing. “The new nonstop flights complement our existing direct and
connecting service to Los Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood as well as
our other destinations in Southern California and South Florida.”
Southwest is introducing the new nonstop service with a fare of $99 each
way for travel beginning March 7, 2004, through April 2, 2004. The sale
fare is available for purchase through March 7, 2004. The fare is
available only on the new nonstop flights and requires roundtrip purchase
with an overnight stay (any night). Tickets must be purchased at least
seven days before departure and within one day of making reservations.
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. Tickets are nonrefundable but (except for tickets purchased
through Southwest`s Group Tickets program) may be applied toward future
travel on Southwest Airlines without the penalty of a change fee. Seats
are limited and may not be available on some flights that operate during
peak or holiday travel times, such as the Spring Break timeframe. Fares
are subject to change until ticketed, and any change in itinerary could
result in an increase in the fare.
Southwest Airlines, the fourth largest domestic carrier in terms of
Customers boarded, currently serves 58 cities in 30 states. Based in
Dallas, Southwest currently operates nearly 2,800 flights a day.