Southwest announces extra flights for the college football games

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) this week announced extra flights for college football fans traveling to see their favorite teams compete for the top spot.

Based on the demand from fans in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, and Alabama, the carrier added new nonstop options for fans to get to the football games in Miami, Florida and Arlington, Texas.

On Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, the carrier will add special nonstop flights from:
Birmingham, Ala. to Ft. Lauderdale
Oklahoma City to Ft. Lauderdale
Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C. to Dallas (Love Field)
The carrier is also adding an additional flight from:
Chicago (Midway) to Dallas (Love Field)

For fans returning home after the big games, Southwest will offer the following nonstop flights on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 from: 
Ft. Lauderdale to Birmingham, Ala.
Ft. Lauderdaleto Oklahoma City
Dallas (Love Field) to Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
Southwest will also offer an additional roundtrip between
Dallas (Love Field) and Chicago (Midway)

In addition to the nonstop routes, the carrier’s extensive network allows travelers to reach their destinations in as little as one stop.

“Southwest is committed to connecting People to what’s important in their lives and we know how important these games are to so many of our Customers,” said Brook Sorem, Southwest’s Senior Director of Network Planning.  “We’re making it easier for fans of the top four teams in college football to cheer on their favorite teams as they compete for the championship trophy and we can’t wait to welcome everyone onboard these extra flights.”

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SOURCE: Southwest Airlines Co