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Southwest Increases Flights Out Of Love Field

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | August 10, 2015

Southwest Increases Flights Out Of Love Field

Southwest Airlines already has the most gates out of Love Field and is making no bones about smothering the competition at Dallas’ smaller airport.

The carrier over the weekend celebrated the launch of its 50th daily flight out of Love Field, where it now has 180 daily departures to destinations across the country.

The newest flights now bring nonstop service options between Dallas Love Field and Boston (Logan); Detroit; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Omaha, Nebraska; and Salt Lake City.

"Southwest is offering something no other airline can offer from Dallas Love Field: an unmatched number of cities available on a nonstop basis," Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines' executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said in a statement. "With these flights, we're bringing more seats, more low fares, and the time-saving itineraries our customers want without nickel and diming them."

In October 2014, most federal flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field were lifted, allowing Southwest the opportunity to expand nonstop service at its hometown airport and bring new low-fare competition between the Dallas metro area and major destinations across the country. Before the restrictions were repealed, Southwest served 16 destinations with nonstop service.

The carrier also began the first nonstop flights between Columbus, Ohio and Oakland (San Francisco Bay Area) and between Columbus and Boston (Logan). In addition, the carrier is adding a third daily flight between Columbus and Atlanta.

At Washington, D.C. (Reagan National), Southwest is inaugurating new nonstop service between the nation's capital and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International. On the west coast, Southwest is adding new nonstop service between Orange County/Santa Ana, Calif. and Portland, Oregon.

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