Wednesday, April 1, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Southwest Airlines just arrived in Minneapolis last month and it’s already adding flights to Denver.

Southwest started small in Minnesota with eight flights a day to Chicago Midway. The carrier said Wednesday it’s adding three flights a day to Denver beginning May 26.

Denver is a hub for UAL Corp.’s United Airlines, which has five flights a day between there and Minneapolis. Frontier Airlines runs four to five flights a day between the two cities.

The new Southwest Airlines flights come even though it plans to reduce flying by 4 percent this year. Southwest Airlines vice president of marketing Kevin Krone says the response has been better than expected for the new service between Minneapolis and Chicago.

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