Southwest Airlines extended its published flight schedule into the fourth quarter of 2020 and said new flights and routes were aimed at business travel. Andrew Watterson, chief commercial officer, said the carrier is rounding out its plan “for this unprecedented year with our business travelers in mind, with a fourth quarter schedule that brings them new routes across the country.”  He said the airline anticipates business travelers “will hit the road with a heightened focus on costs.” The newly announced schedule extends from Oct. 31, 2020 through Jan. 4, 2021, with more frequencies and more nonstop flight options from Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and Nashville. The airline said it is making it easier for business travelers to get moving when they’re ready. Earlier this month, Southwest started taking new business travel bookings via Travelport’s Apollo and Worldspan GDS. Said Watterson, “Never before has Southwest been more primed to emerge as the preferred choice of corporate travel as the business climate across America begins its recovery.”