(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines
These growth opportunities are "very exciting for all of our employees who want to do more," Kelly said in an interview.
Kelly said Dallas-based Southwest was paying "close attention" to cities such as Memphis, Tennessee - a former Northwest Airlines hub and a market where Delta Air Lines
Kelly noted that when AMR Corp's
He also said that Southwest is now the largest carrier in St. Louis, Missouri, after American scaled back there following its acquisition of Trans World Airlines.
"Memphis is a smaller community, it probably has smaller potential than the two examples I provided there, but we're going to pay very close attention to it," Kelly said in an interview in Atlanta.
"We're excited about being able to grow there and we'll do as much as we can. Cleveland, I think, is the same way."
(Reporting by Karen Jacobs in Atlanta)