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Southwest kicks off Denver

Southwest Airlines has launched its new service at Denver International Airport and announced the new destinations it will serve from there.“Denver has been a missing link in Southwest’s system for too long, and we’ve known the demand for Southwest Airlines service is strong in Colorado,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Officer. “Today, we’re not only celebrating the start of our new service, but we’re pleased to announce two new destinations that Southwest Airlines will serve nonstop from Denver International Airport.”

Southwest Airlines begins its Denver service with 13 daily nonstop flights to the following cities: Chicago Midway (four daily), Las Vegas (five daily), and Phoenix (four daily). The airline will offer direct or connecting service to 36 additional destinations, such as Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Orlando, and Seattle/Tacoma.

Beginning March 4, 2006, Southwest Airlines will offer new nonstop service between Denver and Baltimore/Washington (one daily nonstop departure) and new nonstop service between Denver and Salt Lake City (four daily nonstop departures).

“This new service will grow our Denver operation from 13 daily nonstop departures today to 20 daily nonstop departures—all in less than three months! We know our Denver Employees will wow our Customers with their warmth and efficiency, keeping the demand high for more Southwest service in Denver,” Kelly said. “These new flights demonstrate Southwest’s commitment to Denver and our commitment to Colorado travelers. Southwest is the low fare provider; in fact, our fares top out at only $299** one-way, which will benefit all Colorado Customers.”