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Southwest Airlines adds new routes, low fares to DC

25 March 2014

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) said 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.

The new service, made possible by a recent divestiture of take-off and landing slots, begins with special introductory pricing as low as USD84 for travel every day except Fridays and Sundays.

In its 43rd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is the nation´s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 96 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and five near-international countries via wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways. Its website is at


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