Southwest Expands Plans for Philadelphia Departures

PHILADELPHIA -- Southwest Airlines Chairman Herb Kelleher announced the carrier is adding 14 more daily nonstop departures from Philadelphia, beginning July 6. This will bring to 28 the number of daily nonstop departures Southwest will operate from Philadelphia by mid-summer.

"The response to Southwest's initial announcement of flights has been overwhelming," Kelleher said. "Philly customers said, 'We want more,' and we're happy to deliver."

Beginning July 6, Southwest will have 14 additional daily nonstop flights to the following cities: Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood (one daily), Houston Hobby (one daily), Los Angeles International Airport (one daily), Manchester, N.H. (four daily), New Orleans (one daily), Raleigh/Durham (four daily), Tampa Bay (adding one nonstop for a total of two daily), and West Palm Beach (one daily).

As previously announced, Southwest will begin its Philadelphia service on May 9, with 14 daily nonstop flights to the following cities: Chicago Midway (three daily), Las Vegas (one daily), Orlando (three daily), Phoenix (one daily), Providence (five daily) and Tampa Bay (one daily).

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