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Southwest boosts Mardi Gras service

Southwest Airlines will increase its New Orleans service to support this year’s Mardi Gras celebration.Over eight days surrounding Mardi Gras 2006, Southwest Airlines will add 36 (18 roundtrip) flights into and out of New Orleans, representing nearly 5,000 additional seats for tourists to visit the Big Easy and take part in the traditional Mardi Gras celebrations.

“We want to do our part to help the city of New Orleans shine while the
world is watching,” said Colleen Barrett, President of Southwest Airlines.
“We hope that travelers from around the country will show their support for
New Orleans by joining in this historic celebration.”