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Southwest Airlines.(North America report)(Brief Article)

Southwest Airlines will establish a new base at Philadelphia in May using four gates and five new 737-700s to operate up to 14 daily flights initially to a mix of short- and long-haul destinations. Philadelphia is US Airways' most important hub, accounting for 25% of system revenues, according to JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker.

Separately, Southwest said it will close three of its nine reservations centers on Feb. …

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