Southwest Airlines to Offer More New Service and More Low Fares From Newark Liberty International Airport

Low Fares to New Nonstop Destinations

Dec 15, 2010

DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Today, Southwest Airlines announced ten additional daily nonstop flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with three daily nonstops to Baltimore/Washington International (BWI), three daily nonstops to Denver International (DEN), two daily nonstops from Houston Hobby (HOU), and two daily nonstops to Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX), beginning June 5, 2011. These cities join the previously announced nonstop service fromNewark to Chicago Midway (MDW) with six nonstop flights, and St. Louis (STL) with two nonstop flights--which begins March 27, 2011--providing Newark a total of 18 daily Southwest Airlines departures.

To celebrate this new service, Southwest Airlines is now offering fares as low as $49 one-way, for a limited time, between Baltimore International Airport (BWI) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), in addition to great deals to other cities. Take advantage of these super low fares available only at southwest.com. These fares are available for purchase today through Dec. 17, 201011:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, good for travel between June 5, 2011, and August 12, 2011. To see the list of markets and take advantage of these special fares, visit http://www.southwest.com/?src=PRPRPRN59SALE101130.

Examples of fares include (see additional Fare Rules below*):

  • $49 one-way between Newark Liberty International and Baltimore/Washington International
  • $109 one-way between Newark Liberty International and Denver International
  • $129 one-way between Newark Liberty International and Houston Hobby
  • $129 one-way between Newark Liberty International and Phoenix Sky Harbor International

"Southwest is proud to offer its low fares to a very popular market. This announcement is the second wave of Southwest's new schedule at Newark Liberty International to fulfill additional demand to and from New York City for our Customers," said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO. "More service, more flights, and more connections mean a stronger network from East to West."

This Newark service will join New York LaGuardiaInternational Airport and Long Island Islip MacArthur International Airport in strengthening Southwest's presence in the New York-area. To read more about this announcement, visitnutsaboutsouthwest.com.

In August, Southwest Airlines announced its intent to serve Newark Liberty International through a lease deal with Continental Airlines contingent upon the closing of the already approved Continental and United Airlines merger, certain governmental approvals, and all conditions for service have been met. With this agreement, Southwest Airlines has the right to operate up to 18 daily roundtrip flights at Newark Liberty International.

About Southwest

After nearly 40 years of service, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other low fare carriers--offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, now serving 69 cities in 35 states. Southwest also is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its commitment to the triple bottomline of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/cares to read the Southwest Airlines One Report(TM). Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,100 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees systemwide.

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* Fare Rules

These fares are available for purchase from Dec. 15 through Dec. 17, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time only at southwest.com or swabiz.com. Travel valid from June 5 through August 12, 2011. Fares do not include federal excise tax of $3.70for each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9.00 and government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $5.00 one-way. Seats are limited. Fares may vary by destinations, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other combinable fares. Fares are not combinable with Senior Fares. When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are not available through Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime Fare. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime Fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies to published, scheduled service only.

SOURCE Southwest Airlines