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Southwest Airlines Expands Houston
Schedule Again

June 5, 2012

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Southwest Airlines is adding new non-stop service from Houston to both Indianapolis and Orange County.
Southwest Airlines is once again adding non-stop flights to its schedule at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

The latest additions involve non-stops between Houston and Indianapolis, Indiana and Orange County, California.

The low-cost carrier is also adding daily frequencies to destinations it already serves at Hobby Airport, including Kansas City, Missouri, Newark, New Jersey and Midland/Odessa, Texas.

“Southwest Airlines is proving once again that it views Houston as a vibrant growth market,” says Ian Wadsworth, Houston Airports’ chief commercial officer. “They’re going to invest their resources where they see exceptional growth opportunities and they’re choosing Houston time and time again.”

Southwest Airlines has been extremely busy in Houston during the first five months of 2012, launching new non-stop flights to the following destinations: Atlanta, GA, Kansas City, MO, Seattle, WA and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

Southwest Airlines has also recently increased the number of frequencies between Houston and airports in Chicago (Midway), Denver, Orlando and Philadelphia.

The latest non-stop flights added to the Southwest schedule open up new destinations for HOU passengers. Non-stop service to both Indianapolis and Orange County has long been available to passengers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) but those destinations were not previously available with non-stop service for those traveling through Hobby Airport.

"Our customers have been eagerly awaiting our new flight schedules, and we are proud to announce today that we've got the best schedules around," said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and AirTran Airways President.

The service between Houston and Indianapolis will feature two flights per day, while the Orange County flight will operate one frequency per day. Once the new service is in place, Southwest Airlines will be operating non-stop flights to 37 different destinations, with more than 130 daily flights.

“This is a very exciting time in the partnership between Houston and Southwest Airlines,” Wadsworth says. “New air service continues to arrive and the future possibilities keep getting brighter and brighter.”  
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