Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule Through Early March 2016

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Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is giving Customers a first look at its early 2016 flight schedule by extending it from Jan. 6 through Mar. 8, 2016, and is offering special pricing for new nonstop service connecting these longtime Southwest cities:

Beginning Jan. 6, 2016, fly Southwest Airlines nonstop between:

Burbank and San Francisco

[three times daily]

for as low as $49 one-way

Sacramento and Boise

[once daily]

for as low as $49 one-way

Indianapolis and Chicago (Midway)

[twice daily]

for as low as $49 one-way

Little Rock and St. Louis

[twice daily]

for as low as $49 one-way

Customers can take advantage of these fares today through Friday, July 3, 2015, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.  Fares are now available for travel on nonstop flights every day except Fridays and Sundays beginning Jan. 6 through Mar. 8, 2016 (check fare rules below for restrictions and exclusions).

The schedule extension also brings new seasonal nonstop service, including once-daily flights connecting Phoenix with Ft. Lauderdale, and Grand Rapids with Tampa Bay.

For the first time, the carrier will offer new daily seasonal service between Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers and Nashville, as well as new Saturday-only seasonal service between RSW and four cities:  Buffalo, Dallas Love Field, Providence, and Washington (Reagan National).  Daily seasonal nonstop service between Grand Rapids and Fort Myers also returns with this schedule release.

Southwest is offering seasonal Saturday-only nonstop service connecting Orlando with Omaha, Detroit and Orlando, as well as Ft. Lauderdale with Minneapolis/St. Paul.


In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 47,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually.  Southwest operates more than 3,600 flights a day, serving 95 destinations across the United States and six additional countries.  Southwest service to Belize City, Belize, begins October 15, 2015, and Liberia, Costa Rica, on November 1, 2015, both routes are subject to foreign government approval.

Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's most recent data, Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. The Company operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world, the majority of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi providing gate-to-gate connectivity while over the United States.  That connectivity enables Customers to use their personal devices to access streaming music provided by Beats Music or to view video on-demand movies and television shows, as well as nearly 20 channels of free, live TV compliments of our valued Partners. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free®  to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some airlines may allow free checked bags on select routes or for qualified circumstances), and there are no change fees, though fare differences might apply. In 2014, the airline proudly unveiled a bold new look:  Heart.  The new aircraft livery, airport experience, and logo, showcase the dedication of Southwest Employees to connect Customers with what's important in their lives.

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic whenever the carrier enters new markets.  With 42 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2014 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at

Book Southwest Airlines' low fares online at or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.


Purchase these fares from June 30 through July 3, 2015, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel is valid Jan. 6 through Mar. 8, 2016. Travel is not valid on Fridays and Sundays. Fares valid only on nonstop service. Displayed prices include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees. Points bookings do not include a September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per one-way flight. Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Travel is available for one-way Wanna Get Away® Fares. Fares may be combined with other Southwest Airlines combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply. Sale fares may be available on other days of week, but that's not guaranteed. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines®, so long as the reservation is canceled at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure of the flight. Failure to cancel prior to departure will result in forfeiture of remaining funds on the reservation. Though we never charge a fee simply to change a ticket, any change in itinerary could result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime Fare®. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies only to published, scheduled service. 


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