Southwest Airlines Adds Flights for Mardi Gras

DALLAS, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) announced today that the airline will increase its New Orleans service to support this year’s Mardi Gras celebration. Over eight days surrounding Mardi Gras 2006, Southwest Airlines will add 36 (18 roundtrip) flights into and out of New Orleans, representing nearly 5,000 additional seats for tourists to visit the Big Easy and take part in the traditional Mardi Gras celebrations. The special service breaks down as follows:

Friday, February 24, 2006:
* One additional roundtrip flight between Dallas and New Orleans
* One additional roundtrip flight between Orlando and New Orleans
* Three additional roundtrip flights between Houston Hobby and
New Orleans

Saturday, February 25, 2006:
* One additional roundtrip flight between Dallas and New Orleans
* One additional roundtrip flight between Orlando and New Orleans
* One additional roundtrip flight between Houston Hobby and New Orleans

Wednesday, March 1, 2006:
* Two additional roundtrip flights between Houston Hobby and New Orleans

Friday, March 3, 2006:
* One additional roundtrip flight between Dallas and New Orleans
* One additional roundtrip flight between Orlando and New Orleans
* Three additional roundtrip flights between Houston Hobby and
New Orleans

Saturday, March 4, 2006:
* One roundtrip flight between Dallas and New Orleans
* One roundtrip flight between Orlando and New Orleans
* One roundtrip flight between Houston Hobby and New Orleans

To take advantage of this special Mardi Gras service from Southwest Airlines and super low fares, visit: http://www.southwest.com/jp/luvhome.shtml?src=PR_newservice_011706

“We want to do our part to help the city of New Orleans shine while the world is watching,” said Colleen Barrett, President of Southwest Airlines. “We hope that travelers from around the country will show their support for New Orleans by joining in this historic celebration.”

The heart of Southwest Airlines and its 31,000-plus Employees remains with the citizens of New Orleans. Southwest Airlines currently offers 13 daily nonstop flights to five cities, including Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Orlando, and Tampa Bay, with additional direct and connecting flights to 50 cities.

http://www.southwest.com/

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