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Southwest Airlines gives DC travelers new routes

New nonstop destinations, more flights for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

DALLAS – Southwest Airlines announced that it is more than doubling its flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) with seven new nonstop routes and additional connecting itineraries beginning this summer.

“By year’s end, we’ll offer 44 daily departures to 14 destinations from Reagan National Airport,” said Ron Ricks, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer. “We’ve been interested in expanding at Washington National for a long time. Southwest appreciates the efforts of the U.S. Department of Justice in making this historic opportunity possible and providing us with the ability to grow at this important airport. We also thank the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for its leadership in providing convenient accommodation for our new DCA service. Southwest looks forward to bringing more of our low-fare, large-jet, Customer-friendly service to travelers who work and live close to Reagan National.” The new service, made possible by a recent divestiture of take-off and landing slots, begins with special introductory pricing as low as $84 for travel every day except Fridays and Sundays (see detailed fare rules below).

Beginning Aug. 10, 2014, Southwest Airlines will add daily, nonstop flights between Washington National Airport and:

  • Chicago (Midway) with six roundtrips
  • Nashville with three roundtrips
  • New Orleans with two roundtrips

Beginning Sept. 30, 2014, Southwest will further add to its DCA service:

  • Tampa Bay, with two roundtrips
  • Three additional flights to Chicago (Midway) for a total of nine daily roundtrips. This expanded pattern of service to Midway will also enable Southwest to provide convenient one-stop and connecting flights throughout the day between DCA and more than 40 other cities across the United States. Flights and fares are available now at southwest.com.

Beginning Nov. 2, 2014, Southwest Airlines will add additional daily nonstop service between Washington Reagan National Airport and:

  • Akron-Canton (new route)
  • Dallas Love Field (new route)
  • Houston (Hobby) (additional flights)
  • Indianapolis (new route)
  • St. Louis (additional flights)

The carrier will publish its November schedules in mid-May, allowing Customers to book these DCA flights and previously announced new nonstop options for its Dallas Customers at southwest.com.

Southwest Airlines also today announces new service between:

  • St. Louis and San Francisco, daily nonstop roundtrip begins Sept. 30, 2014
  • Los Angeles and Omaha, daily nonstop roundtrip begins June 9, 2014
  • St. Louis and Los Angeles, third daily nonstop roundtrip begins June 8, 2014
  • Boise and Los Angeles, (Saturday only) nonstop roundtrip begins June 14, 2014.
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