Southwest Airlines has announced new routes to eight additional cities from Dallas Love Field as part of a service expansion that will see it add 16 more flights a day from the airport on August 9.
On that date, Southwest Airlines will add daily round-trip service from Dallas Love Field to Boston; Charlotte; Detroit; Omaha; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh-Durham; and Salt Lake City.
In addition, Southwest Airlines will begin operating additional daily non-stop services on August 9 from Dallas Love Field to Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Houston Hobby, Little Rock, Chicago Midway and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Also, on August 9 Southwest will upgrade to a daily round-trip its Saturday-only non-stop service between Dallas Love Field (IATA code DAL) and Charleston in South Carolina, which is scheduled to begin on April 11.
The new services and additional flights will mean Southwest Airlines will offer a total of 180 weekday departures to 50 non-stop destinations from Dallas Love Field.
Southwest is making all the new services available for purchase immediately. To promote the eight new routes, Southwest is offering one-way introductory fares of $69, including taxes and government fees, on its new routes linking Dallas Love Field with Omaha and Philadelphia.
The carrier is also offering introductory one-way fares from $89, including taxes and fees, on its new routes linking Dallas Love Field with Charlotte, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham.
Southwest is also offering introductory one-way fares from $99, including taxes and fees, on its new routes linking Dallas Love Field with Boston and Salt Lake City.
Introductory fares must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on March 1, in the time zone of the originating city. Travel under the introductory fares is valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from August 9 through October 28, 2015.
According to Southwest Airlines, the new flights are made possible through a long-term sublease agreement giving Southwest the use of two gates from United Airlines in Dallas Love Field’s newly rebuilt 20-gate terminal facility, which is a collaborative effort between the City of Dallas and Southwest Airlines.
Airfield construction at DAL continues, with additional taxiway capacity scheduled to open in mid-March and mid-July and additional ramp space scheduled to open in late August and in November of this year.