Southwest Airlines to operate 12 daily, non-stop flights from Milwaukee to 6 US cities from November 1, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 17:10 by Aviation Correspondent

Southwest Airlines, the low-cost carrier based in Dallas, Texas, the United States, will launch 12 daily, non-stop flights from Milwaukee in Wisconsin to 6 destinations in the United States from November 1, 2009.

The service schedule is: 3 flights daily to Baltimore/Washington, 3 flights daily to Kansas City, 2 flights daily to Las Vegas, 2 flights daily to Orlando, 1 flight daily to Phoenix, and 1 flight daily to Tampa Bay.

Southwest Airlines will use the Boeing 737 aircraft for the 12 non-stop flights.
In a statement, Southwest Airlines said that the 12 new flights would have fares as low as $35 one-way (if bought before June 26, 2009.)

After June 26, 2009, the introductory fares will range from $49 to $99 to all the destinations.
Teresa Laraba, Southwest Airlines’ vice-president of ground operations, told a news conference that, besides the 12 daily, non-stop flights, the carrier’s new service out of Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee would offer direct (or, same plane) or connecting service to 49 other destinations throughout the Southwest Network.

Southwest Airlines, she added, would operate from two gates in Terminal D at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport.

According to the carrier’s statement, the sale of fares between Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport and Baltimore/Washington, Kansas City, Orlando, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Tampa Bay are available on the websites www. southwest.com or www.swabiz.com
Customers have to buy the fares through June 26, 2009, and before 11:59 pm (PST) for travel on November 1, 2009, to November 18, 2009. The fares are valid on non-stop flights only.

Other introductory fares ranging from $49 to $99 one-way will be on sale through July 30, 2009, for travel through December 17, 2009 – excluding November 24, 2009-November 25, 2009, and November 29, 2009-November 30, 2009.

Travel is valid every day except Fridays and Sundays, and the fares do not include federal excise tax of $3.60 per takeoff and landing. Also, the fares do not include the airport-assessed passenger facility charges of $9.00 and the ‘September 11’ Security Fee of $5.00 one-way.

Southwest Airlines, the leading budget airline in the United States, had announced on May 20, 2009, that it would be adding Milwaukee as its fourth new destination in 2009.

Earlier in 2009, Southwest Airlines had started service from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York.
The airline plans to launch flights to Logan International Airport in Boston from August 2009.