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Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that it would add new, nonstop weekend service from Pensacola International Airport to Denver this summer.

The new service to Denver International Airport will run June 3 through August 14, offering flights on Saturdays and Sundays.

Southwest also said Thursday that is would renew its seasonal service from Pensacola to both Kansas City International Airport and Dallas Love Field with an increase in frequency. The airline will increase the Kansas City route to daily, nonstop service, with two Saturday flights and one Sunday flight to Dallas.

The announcements raise Southwest’s service at Pensacola International Airport to 34 flights per week. Passengers can begin booking flights today, officials said.

Pensacola International AIrport (Drew Buchanan/The Pulse)

“The new non-stop service to Denver and the return of non-stop service to Dallas and Kansas City is great news and a sign that Southwest Airlines, like so many other businesses, is confident and optimistic about Pensacola’s continual growth,” said Mayor Ashton Hayward. “These additional routes will increase our exposure to the West and Midwest while strengthening the connection between the 2nd and 3rd most populous states in the country. We have built a tremendous relationship with Southwest Airlines over the past three years and we look forward to making it even better in the years to come.”

Southwest’s existing daily non-stop service from Pensacola to Nashville International Airport and Houston Hobby International Airport will continue unchanged. Nonstop Saturday service to Chicago Midway International Airport will return on March 11.

“We see growth potential in Pensacola,” said Dave Doty, Southwest’s Senior Manager of Business Development. “The airport staff has been extremely helpful in making a case for our expansion of service. The partnership with Pensacola International Airport has been valuable as we plan to serve our customers.”

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