Southwest to Offer New Indy Service

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced additional flights out of a major East Coast hub, which will include more service to Indianapolis. A nonstop flight between Reagan Washington National Airport and Indianapolis International Airport is set to begin in November. March 24, 2014

News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced that 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 and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer. "We've been interested in expanding at Washington National for a long time. Southwest appreciates the efforts of the U.S. Department of Justice in making this historic opportunity possible and providing us with the ability to grow at this important airport. We also thank the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for its leadership in providing convenient accommodation for our new DCA service. Southwest looks forward to bringing more of our low-fare, large-jet, Customer-friendly service to travelers who work and live close to Reagan National." The new service, made possible by a recent divestiture of take-off and landing slots, begins with special introductory pricing as low as $84 for travel every day except Fridays and Sundays (see detailed fare rules below).

Beginning Aug. 10, 2014, Southwest Airlines will add daily, nonstop flights between Washington National Airport and:

Chicago (Midway) with six roundtrips at introductory fares as low as $119 one-way

Nashville with three roundtrips at introductory fares as low as $129 one-way

New Orleans with two roundtrips at introductory fares as low as $129 one-way

Beginning Sept. 30, 2014, Southwest will further add to its DCA service:

Tampa Bay, with two roundtrips at introductory fares as low as $84 one-way

Three additional flights to Chicago (Midway) for a total of nine daily roundtrips. This expanded pattern of service to Midway will also enable Southwest to provide convenient one-stop and connecting flights throughout the day between DCA and more than 40 other cities across the United States. Flights and fares are available now at southwest.com.

Beginning Nov. 2, 2014, Southwest Airlines will add additional daily nonstop service between Washington Reagan National Airport and:

Akron-Canton (new route)

Dallas Love Field (new route)

Houston (Hobby) (additional flights)

Indianapolis (new route)

St. Louis (additional flights)

The carrier will publish its November schedules in mid-May, allowing Customers to book these DCA flights and previously announced new nonstop options for its Dallas Customers at southwest.com.

Southwest Airlines also today announces new service between:

St. Louis and San Francisco, daily nonstop roundtrip begins Sept. 30, 2014, at introductory fares as low as $119 one-way

Los Angeles and Omaha, daily nonstop roundtrip begins June 9, 2014, at introductory fares as low as $159 one-way

St. Louis and Los Angeles, third daily nonstop roundtrip begins June 8, 2014

Boise and Los Angeles, (Saturday only) nonstop roundtrip begins June 14, 2014

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 43rd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 45,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest 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. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2012 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. With Southwest Airlines, Bags Fly Free (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply), and there are no change fees when you need to change your flight. Southwest's fleet offers leather seating and the comfort of full-size cabins, a majority of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity over the United States, which enables live and video-on-demand TV currently FREE compliments of DISH, and a new, sustainable cabin interior. Southwest acquired AirTran Airways in May 2011 and by the end of 2014 intends to complete the full integration of the AirTran network into Southwest. With 41 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest and AirTran operate more than 3,600 flights a day. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares are available online at southwest.com or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

Source: Southwest Airlines

March 24, 2014

News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today praised the announcement by Southwest Airlines that it is expanding service at the Indianapolis International Airport by adding new nonstop flights to Washington, DC's Reagan National Airport beginning on November 2, 2014.

As a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Coats has been advocating for additional air service on behalf of Indiana's commercial airports.

"With this announcement, Southwest Airlines is acknowledging that Indiana is one of the most business friendly states in America and home to a vibrant, nationally-recognized airport," said Coats. "A growing and competitive airline industry is one key to Indiana's economic success, and today’s announcement is a win for both Hoosiers who travel and the city of Indianapolis."

Indianapolis is America's 11th largest city and the city hosts over 20 million visitors per year. The Indianapolis International Airport recently opened a new $1.1 billion terminal. The Indy airport also recently ranked number one in overall passenger satisfaction, according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of the 64 major airports in the United States.

Source: The Office of U.S. Senator Dan Coats