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Southwest Increase New Orleans Flights

Southwest Airlines
today announced it will increase its daily flight schedule to New Orleans with
the addition of two new flights starting on Oct. 17, 2005.  One flight has
been added to accommodate demand earlier in the day with the other giving an
additional option in the early afternoon.Following Hurricane Katrina, Southwest returned to Louis Armstrong New
Orleans International Airport on Sept. 20, 2005, with two daily roundtrip
flights between New Orleans and Houston’s Hobby Airport (HOU).  That schedule
will be boosted by two additional roundtrips each day.

“We have a long history of responding to passenger demand with added
flights affording reliable, dependable, low fare air service,” said Colleen
Barrett, President of Southwest Airlines.  “We take pride in the knowledge
that we will, as always, be a Good Neighbor to our good friends in New
Orleans, and we look forward to growing incrementally with them and being part
of the city’s rebirth.”
  Since commercial air service to the city will be limited for some time,
Southwest has initially focused its service into Houston Hobby where Southwest
has a significant presence with a wide range of destinations for its New
Orleans Customers.