Southwest Air launches 72-hour sale on flights into and out of PhiladelphiaBy AP
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Southwest Airlines launches 72-hour Philly sale
DALLAS — Southwest Airlines on Tuesday launched a 72-hour fare sale for flights to and from Philadelphia, a step in its plan to grab customers from major Philly competitor US Airways.
The airline said the fares are available for select markets nationwide, including Raleigh/Durham, N.C., starting at $30 each way, Chicago for $60 each way and Denver for $90 each way.
Tickets must be purchased by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. PDT for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays between April 6 and May 26.
Southwest is aggressively courting business fliers currently using US Airways, which has a hub in Philadelphia. Some passengers currently pay walkup fares exceeding $1,000.
Shares of Southwest rose 18 cents to close at $13.18 Tuesday.
(This version CORRECTS flight destinations to all points nationwide.)
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