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Southwest adds Denver to MSP flight offerings

The Star Tribune reports that Southwest Airlines is expanding in the Twin Cities, adding daily, round-trip service to Denver beginning May 26.

The Star Tribune gets the scoop on Southwest Airlines‘ expected announcement today that it will add three daily round-trip flights next month between here and Denver.

The low-fare airline debuted in the Twin Cities less than a month ago with eight round-trip flights to and from Chicago. The flights have made flying less expensive for Chicago passengers and others.

One-way fare on Southwest’s Denver routes, which begin May 26, start at $89 before taxes and fees, the newspaper reports. The route is already served by Northwest, United and Frontier airlines.

A Southwest official said it still intends to grow its MSP service conservatively, but it will continue expanding when it makes sense.