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Thursday, June 16, 2011

20 Years Fly By for Southwest at Sacramento Airport

June 15, 2011 - The Sacramento Bee - By Rick Daysog -- Call it the airport expansion paid for by Southwest Airlines.  The new, $1.1 billion terminal nearing completion at Sacramento International Airport owes much of its funding to the Dallas-based carrier, which on Tuesday celebrated the 20th anniversary of its launch in the Sacramento market.

When Southwest arrived, the Sacramento airport consisted of one cramped and aging terminal. A new terminal – occupied mainly by Southwest – was added in 1998. An even larger terminal and parking lot will be finished this fall.

"If you didn't have a dominant and profitable carrier (like Southwest) in the Sacramento market, this expansion might never have happened," said Kevin Freiberg, co-author of the 1996 book "NUTS!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success."  Read more at

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