Southwest Once Again Grows in Denver

By | October 22, 2009
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When Southwest says, “It’s On,” they truly mean it. After losing the fight to take over Frontier, Southwest Airlines is simply going to take over Denver without their help.

Following up on yesterday’s announcements of a ramp-up in St. Louis and new service in Panama City, beginning March 14th, 2010, it is adding the following service to Denver:

  • One daily nonstop to Hartford
  • One daily nonstop to Boise
  • One daily nonstop to L.A./Ontario
  • One daily nonstop to Detroit
  • One daily nonstop to Washington-Dulles

As well as adding an additional daily flight to Oklaholma City for a total of three.

Beginning in May, opening for sale in December, they will add a new nonstop service Saturdays only to LaGuardia, and one additional daily roundtrip on the following routes(new total in parentheses):

Southwest Airlines began service to Denver on January 3, 2006, with 13 daily nonstop departures to three destinations. The airline currently operates 112 daily nonstop flights from the Mile High City, making Denver the fastest growing city in the Company’s history. Last month, Southwest announced that the carrier will begin new nonstop service between Denver and Boston Logan; Denver and Spokane; and Denver and Reno/Tahoe in January 2010. With the previously announced service and the new flights being announced today, Southwest will operate 127 daily nonstop flights from Denver to 43 cities by May 2010.

This makes Denver the airline’s seventh biggest station, pretty impressive after four years.