Southwest Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will begin service within 12 months to two South Carolina airports without waiting to see whether the state Legislature approves $15 million in incentives. Airports in Charleston and Greenville-Spartanburg offered incentive packages to lure the low-cost carrier. Southwest said its decision is a strategic one that will be unaffected by the Legislature's vote. "It was important for us to let South Carolina know that our decision was not contingent on what it could give us," a spokesman said.
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