Southwest Airlines is adding 13 new daily flights and six new nonstop destinations by spring 2010 from Denver International Airport.

Southwest Airlines is adding 13 new daily flights and six new nonstop destinations by spring 2010 from Denver International Airport.

With tickets available for purchase from October 22, Southwest will add six new flights from Denver to five new nonstop destinations and one additional flight to an existing destination, beginning in March 2010.


Southwest Airlines also will add seven additional daily flights to existing destinations from Denver International Airport (DEN) for travel beginning in May 2010, as well as a new weekly nonstop to New York LaGuardia. These flights will open for sale in December.

“We have consistently invested flights and resources to support our growing Denver operation, and we’ll continue to do so,” says Gary Kelly, Southwest’s chairman of the board, president, and CEO. “Denver has been a great success story for Southwest, and, as a result, we’ve been able to grow at a record pace.”

Southwest has grown from about 40 employees in Denver in 2006 to more than 380 today. In the past six months, Southwest says, it has hired more than 50 employees in Denver. The new flights will mean the airline hiring more employees at Denver and the airline is hosting a career fair at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver on Tuesday, October 27 to provide information about career opportunities at Southwest Airlines in Denver and in other Southwest cities.

Southwest Airlines operates an all-Boeing 737 fleet and its 737 fleet is the largest in the world

Southwest Airlines operates an all-Boeing 737 fleet and its 737 fleet is the largest in the world

From March 14, 2010, Southwest will launch service on the following new routes (and is offering one-way sale fares on these routes for purchase through October 26, for travel beginning March 15 and to be completed by May 7):

● One new daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Hartford, Connecticut, with one-way sale fares from $79;

● One new daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Boise, Idaho, with one-way sale fares from $79;

● One new daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Ontario, California, with one-way sale fares from $79;

● One new daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Detroit, with one-way sale fares from $79;

● One new daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Washington Dulles, with one-way sale fares from $79; and

● One additional daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Oklahoma City, for a total of three round-trips daily.

With fares open for sale in December, Southwest is beginning the following services in May 2010:

● One additional daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Sacramento, California, for a total of three daily;

● One additional daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Tulsa, Oklahoma, for a total of three daily;

● One additional daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and New Orleans, for a total of two daily;

● One additional daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Portland, Oregon, for a total of three daily;

● One additional daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Oakland, California, for a total of four daily;

● One additional daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Baltimore/Washington, for a total of four daily;

● One additional daily nonstop round-trip between Denver and Seattle, for a total of three daily; and

● One new Saturday-only nonstop round-trip between Denver and New York LaGuardia (weekday service is offered on a one-stop basis).

To support the airline’s expanding operation, Southwest recently acquired two additional gates at DEN, growing from 10 to 12 preferentially leased gates on the Denver International Airport’s Concourse C.

Southwest Airlines began service to Denver on January 3, 2006, with 13 daily nonstop departures to three destinations. The airline currently operates 112 daily nonstop flights from the Mile High City, making Denver the fastest growing city in Southwest’s history.

Last month, Southwest announced it would begin new nonstop service between Denver and Boston Logan; Denver and Spokane; and Denver and Reno/Tahoe in January 2010. With the previously announced service and the new flights announced  on October 22, Southwest will operate 127 daily nonstop flights from Denver to 43 cities by May 2010.

To book travel on Southwest Airlines, visit www.Southwest.com.

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