A newly-announced service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and New Orleans is just the latest example of the carrier’s confidence in the market. That’s according to Dave Doty, senior manager of business development at Southwest.

He refers to RDU as an “important” focus market for the airline. And when scheduling methodology changes with Southwest’s internal system allowed for more maneuverability, RDU to New Orleans was a good match, he says.

“We’re a very strong carrier in…