Southwest Airlines Adds More Routes to D.C., California from St. Louis

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"D.C.? LAX? Where would you like me to take you?"
Missouri may be a no-coast state, but Southwest Airlines is expanding its service to add more direct flights to the East and West coasts.

Southwest, the largest carrier at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, announced Monday it's adding daily, nonstop routes to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, San Francisco Airport and Los Angeles Airport starting later this year.

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A daily, nonstop round-trip from St. Louis to San Francisco will begin on September 30, with introductory fares starting at $119 each way.

Southwest will add a third nonstop round-trip route per day between St. Louis and Los Angeles starting June 9. The fare for a one-way ticket starts at $159.

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Southwest Airlines bought more space at Reagan National Airport outside Washington, D.C.
Southwest is also adding a third flight to Washington, D.C., starting November 2. The airline will publish schedules for those new flights in May.

The expansion is part of Southwest's effort to more than double flights to Washington, D.C., after buying room at the airport for 27 additional flights in January.

Southwest Airlines services 91 daily departures to 33 nonstop destinations out of Lambert Airport.

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