Southwest Airlines has announced plans to improve its Baltimore/Washington and Baltimore/Washington Dulles service in anticipation of the inauguration celebration to be held in the US capital in January next year.
The carrier is anticipating record demand to attend the event after seeing an unprecedented number of voters turn out for the US elections earlier this month.
As such, 26 cheap flights to and from Baltimore/Washington and Washington Dulles have been added to the schedule for the period January 17th to January 23rd 2009.
"Flights are filling up and Southwest Airlines wants to offer our customers more service into the DC area for the inauguration celebration," commented Pete McGlade, Southwest Airlines vice president of schedule planning.
"We carefully combed through our flight schedule and were able to add these flights from key cities into both Baltimore/Washington and Washington Dulles during peak travel times."
Southwest Airlines recently revealed it could offer cheap flights to LaGuardia Airport in New York if its bid for ATA Airlines’ operating rights is successful.
The move follows ATA Airlines’ bankruptcy application, which was submitted in April of this year.