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Southwest to Offer Additional Flight Services in Spring 2019

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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV - Free Report) recently announced several new domestic and international services for 2019, to meet the surge in demand during spring.

Domestic Flights

The carrier plans to initiate a non-stop seasonal service between Cleveland and Tampa as well as between Cincinnati and Orlando. The flights will operate only on Saturdays beginning Mar 9, next year.

Additionally, the low-cost airline will introduce a non-stop service connecting Dallas with West Palm Beach and Harlingen as well as Houston with Lubbock. The non-stop services will be operational only on Sundays from Mar 10 onward.

International Flights

Southwest is expected to begin a new Saturday service from St. Louis to Montego Bay and Punta Cana. The flights, for which government approval is pending, are scheduled to commence operations from Mar 9.

Further, the carrier will revive seasonal services connecting Cancun with Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham and San Antonio. The Baltimore/Washington and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos seasonal service will also resume operation. These Saturday services are also expected to be effective Mar 9.

Tickets on these domestic and international routes are available for booking through Apr 7, 2019 from the company’s official website.

Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Southwest carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the broader Transportation sector are SkyWest, Inc (SKYW - Free Report) , C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW - Free Report) and Trinity Industries, Inc. (TRN - Free Report) . While, C.H. Robinson holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), SkyWest and Trinity sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).  You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Shares of SkyWest, C.H. Robinson and Trinity have rallied more than 84%, 36% and 21%, respectively, in a year.

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