News Article - January 16, 2008

Southwest adds flights to 6 cities from Denver including PHL  
  DENVER - Southwest Airlines will add 15 flights to six cities from Denver International Airport, including one to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, in a bid to shift its routes to growing markets. The Dallas-based discount carrier said last week that the changes boost its Denver flight schedule by 27 percent. Systemwide, Southwest will add 49 flights and eliminate 40 as of May 10.

   The Denver additions include five daily roundtrip flights to Los Angeles, three each to San Jose, Calif., and St. Louis, two to Philadelphia and one each to Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and San Antonio. "Southwest is intent on strategically changing its flight schedule in 2008 to reflect demand and grow revenue - even adding seasonal flights when we can," Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said. Southwest currently operates 56 daily nonstop flights at DIA, the site of an aggressive battle against United and Frontier airlines. Southwest re-entered the Denver market two years ago with 13 flights to three cities.

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