The AP is reporting that Southwest has put in a non-binding bid on struggling airline Frontier Air, which could bring Southwest to Reagan National Airport if a sale eventually went though. Don’t feel free to move about the country just yet, however. The bid’s non-binding so that Southwest can get a chance to get more information from Frontier and there’s already another bid on the table. Even if they eventually acquire the struggling airline there’s no certainty they’d keep all the routes or locations.
One can hope, however, and Southwest would be my personal second choice for an addition to DCA. JetBlue would be my first.