Southwest Airlines Boosts Nonstop Service

Southwest Airlines will add one daily nonstop flight each way between the
following cities beginning April 4, 2004:

—One between Chicago Midway and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood (for a total of
three daily)—One between Chicago Midway and Orlando (for a total of
three daily)—One between Chicago Midway and Columbus (for a total of
six daily)—One between Columbus and Baltimore/Washington (for a total
of three daily)

Customers can take advantage of Southwest`s regular low fares and even
lower advance purchase fares on these flights, such as a $79 each-way fare
based on roundtrip travel between Chicago Midway and either Orlando or Ft.

This discounted fare is available only on the nonstop flights between
Chicago and either Orlando or Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and is valid for
travel through the end of Southwest`s published schedule (currently May 8,
2004). Tickets must be purchased at least seven days before departure and
within one day of making reservations. The fare requires roundtrip
purchase with an overnight stay (any night). Fares do not include a
federal segment tax of $3.10 per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include
airport-assessed passenger facility charges of up to $9 roundtrip and
federal September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 roundtrip per person.
Tickets are nonrefundable but (except for tickets purchased through the
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 Easter weekend. Fares are subject to change until
ticketed, and any change in itinerary could result in an increase in the

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 2,800 flights a day.