Southwest to Spread its Wings to South Carolina

Wednesday, May 12, 2010  |  Updated 2:45 PM CDT
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Southwest to Spread its Wings to South Carolina

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Southwest Airlines to start service to South Carolina.

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Southwest Airlines plans to begin flights to South Carolina next year. The Dallas-based low-cost carrier will add Charleston and Greenville-Spartanburg to its schedule.

Southwest flies to 68 cities in the U.S. but still has some holes in its route map. It doesn't land anywhere between Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Jacksonville, Florida. The airline, later, will release details such as start dates, destinations and fares for the South Carolina service.

South Carolina lawmakers are considering providing subsidies to attract low-fare airlines. The push for incentives grew after AirTran Airways pulled out of Charleston in December, which local officials said led to higher fares

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