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Southwest Airlines launches new nonstop service from Dallas with quick fare sale
On February 12, Southwest Airlines — which now has all but two gates at Love Field airport — added new nonstop flight options from Dallas to 10 cities: Charleston; Columbus; Indianapolis; Memphis; Milwaukee; Panama City Beach; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, San Jose; and Seattle/Tacoma. Daily service starts April 8 for all but Charleston.
Charleston routes start April 11 and only on Saturdays. Nonstop service for Panama City Beach actually starts in March, on Saturdays only, but seasonal daily flights begin on April 8.
These nonstop additions tally up to 43 cities in 24 states for Southwest. Right now the airline flies to 33 cities in 19 states; prior to October 13 — the day the Wright Amendment was lifted — it flew nonstop from Dallas to 16 cities in eight states.
“With these new flights, Southwest is offering more of the low-fare nonstop travel our Dallas customers want, at the times of day that makes the most sense to connect them to what’s important in their lives,” said Southwest chairman, president and CEO Gary Kelly in a release.
Flights are available to book now, and if you purchase by February 15 at 11:59 pm for travel between April 8 and June 3 — any day but Friday and Sunday, according to the restrictions — one-way fares start as low as $49 to Memphis. Other one-way fares range from $69-$99.