DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. is raising the ante over Dallas Love Field.
The airline said Monday it’ll begin flying next year from Dallas to Boston; Oakland and San Jose, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; and Panama City Beach, Fla. A law banning those flights with large planes like Southwest’s Boeing 737s expires in October. Southwest recently announced the first 15 cities it’ll serve.
Southwest says that if it gets two more gates that American Airlines must sell, it’ll fly to San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.; Seattle; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; Newark, N.J.; Detroit; Indianapolis; Memphis, Tenn.; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Charleston, S.C.
Delta Air Lines Inc. and Virgin America also want the gates. The Justice Department will decide. American agreed to sell them to settle a government lawsuit against its merger with US Airways.