Southwest Airlines is launching non-stop service between Dallas Love Field and nine more U.S. cities in April, increasing its network from its home airport to 43 destinations.
The carrier will operate once-daily round-trip service on eight of the new routes and Saturday-only service on the ninth. Southwest Airlines will also increase the frequency of its flights on four existing routes from Dallas Love Field in April, adding a total of 13 extra daily round-trips in all from the airport.
Starting April 8, Southwest will begin daily non-stop service between Dallas Love Field and Columbus; Indianapolis; Memphis; Milwaukee; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento; San Jose; and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Also on April 8, Southwest will begin offering daily seasonal flights between Dallas Love Field and Panama City Beach in Florida, a month after launching the route with weekly flights on Saturdays.
On April 8, the airline will add one daily round-trip per route on its routes linking Dallas with Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport; Oakland; and John Wayne Orange County Airport.
Then, on April 11, Southwest will begin Saturday-only service between Dallas Love Field and Charleston, South Carolina.
To promote the nine new routes and its frequency increase on the Love Field-Panama City Beach route, Southwest is offering introductory one-way fares on all 10.
Introductory one-way fares between Dallas Love Field and Memphis start at $49 including taxes and government fees. One-ways on routes linking Love Field with Columbus, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Panama City Beach start at $69.
One-way sale fares on Southwest’s Love Field-Charleston, South Carolina route start at $89; and one-way introductory fares on its routes linking Love Field with Portland, Sacramento, San Jose and Seattle-Tacoma International begin at $99.
The introductory fares must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on February 15 in the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel under the sale fares is valid to and from Dallas Love Field every day except Fridays and Sundays between April 8 and June 3, 2015.
Southwest announced last month that it had acquired the rights to two additional Love Field gates (from United Airlines, which is dropping service to the airport), providing the opportunity to add destinations and more non-stop flights.
The 13 additional daily flights are made possible by the acquisition of those gates. The new flights will increase Southwest’s departures from Love Field to 166 daily flights.
On April 8, Southwest also is increasing the frequency of its daily round-trips linking John Wayne Orange County Airport in California with Dallas Love Field and Los Cabos in Baja California, Mexico.
Subject to receiving government approvals, Southwest plans to inaugurate daily service between John Wayne Orange County Airport and Puerto Vallarta on June 7.
Then, on June 28, Southwest Airlines will launch daily non-stop services linking John Wayne Orange County Airport with Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport.
These new flights are in addition to Southwest’s previously announced new service between Orange County and Austin, which it is also starting on June 28.