Today, we put our Summer, 2011 schedule out for sale. We’re now accepting reservations all the way out until August 12, 2011–nearly 270 days of bookable inventory. That’s the most we’ve EVER had available for sale!!!
This schedule is very much reflective of the very busy summer we’re expecting next year. For a change, *NO* markets are discontinued. We’ll be adding 54 flights a day to our network, including nonstops in three brand new markets: Denver to Jacksonville, Denver to Pittsburgh, and Denver and Columbus. This will bring us up to 150 weekday departures from the Mile-High City! Network-wide, this schedule has 3,464 weekday flights, making for some really, really busy 737s!
Next summer will be special for another reason: Southwest turns 40 next June! On June 18, 1971, we started flying three airplanes between three cities, but with a single mission: to give Texas the Freedom to Fly. Four decades later, we’ll be in 72 airports, we’re the biggest airline in America (in terms of domestic passengers carried), but our mission is still the same–only now, we’re spreading LUV from sea to shining sea! I’m sure you’ll be hearing lots more about our corporate birthday as the date gets closer. But for now, start planning to celebrate our 40th the best way I know how–by flying somewhere (on Southwest of course)!