Southwest Airlines CEO discusses whether it will add more destinations

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 13:33:29-04

While now may not seem like the opportune time for expansion, Southwest Airlines sees adding new dots to its network as a tool to stymie the Covid-19 crisis facing the industry.

Southwest Airlines Co., the second-largest carrier operating at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, made headlines earlier this month when it announced intentions to add Miami and Palm Springs, California to its network.

With these two new destinations and flights to Steamboat Springs, Colorado on tap to start this winter, the Dallas-based carrier will serve 92 U.S. locations.

Miami and Palm Springs have something in common — both are heavy leisure destinations, which is appealing to Southwest considering business travel is largely nonexistent and its return timeline is hazy.

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