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Southwest Airlines to Add Flights & Resume Few Services

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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV - Free Report) has announced several nonstop flights as well as plans to resume some of its seasonal services. Consequently, the carrier has extended its bookable flight schedule through Jun 8, 2019.

The carrier will begin a new nonstop service between San Jose and El Paso on Sundays effective Apr 14, 2019. Additionally, the airline will launch seasonal nonstop flights connecting Cleveland with Orlando and Milwaukee with Fort Myers. This Saturday service will start on Oct 6, this year. While the next day, it will initiate flights connecting Oklahoma City and Nashville, Denver and El Paso plus Oakland and Tucson. These flights will be operational only on Sundays.

Moreover, the previously-published autumn flights will begin operations from Oct 3 onward. These services include routes connecting Columbus and Houston, Louisville and Houston, Memphis and Denver as well as Albany and Las Vegas.

Further, the low-cost carrier will resume its seasonal service between Dallas Love Field and Pensacola starting Apr 8, 2019. Also, it will resume seasonal flights on Saturdays connecting Albuquerque and Orlando, Boston and Orlando, Charleston and Denver, New Orleans and Cancun as well as Kansas City and Pensacola. These services will commence on Apr 13, 2019. Additionally, the carrier will resume its operations on the San Jose-New Orleans route from Apr 14, 2019 onward. The service will be available only on Sundays.

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) , Trinity Industries, Inc. (TRN - Free Report) and Ryder System, Inc. (R - Free Report) . While SkyWest sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Trinity and Ryder hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Shares of SkyWest and Trinity have rallied more than 34% and 17%, respectively. Meanwhile, Ryder boasts an impressive earnings history, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the preceding four quarters with an average beat of 4.5%.

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