Southwest Airlines has more nonstop news: Travelers going in and out of Dallas Love Field airport have eight new options: Boston, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Detroit, Omaha, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City. The airline will offer one nonstop flight a day to each of those cities starting August 9.
On the same day, Southwest starts additional nonstop service between Dallas and Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Houston (Hobby), Little Rock, Chicago (Midway) and Seattle/Tacoma. Plus the Charleston Saturday-only nonstop service out of Love Field will be upgraded to daily service at that time.
These additions bring the total to 50 nonstop destinations for Southwest out of Dallas Love Field. The airline now has all but two gates at the airport; the other two belong to Virgin America, which just announced new service to Austin.
"These new travel options and Southwest's low-fare competition will provide enormous benefits to consumers and businesses in Dallas and all the cities we will serve," said Southwest chairman, president and CEO Gary Kelly in a release. "We're continuing to deliver on the promise we first made here at Love Field nearly 44 years ago: to offer the best flight schedule and airline product, delivered by the best people in our industry."
Flights are available to book now and start as low as $69 (to Philadelphia and Omaha) one way if booked by 11:59 pm on March 1, for travel between August 9-October 28 — on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, according to travel restrictions. The remainder of the new flights range from $89-$99 one way.