Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Extend Flight Schedules Into August 2013 With New Nonstop Options

  Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Extend Flight Schedules Into August
                        2013 With New Nonstop Options

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PR Newswire

DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2012

DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today
extended flight schedules through Aug. 9, 2013, bringing Wichita, Kansas, onto
the Southwest route map and announcing additional, new service on Southwest
Airlines to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Baltimore/Washington.

The extended Flight Schedule for wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways
offers increased frequencies on popular near-international routes by adding a
second daily nonstop between Orange County and Cabo/San Jose del Cabo, Mexico,
and seasonally returning to daily service between Baltimore/Washington and

Additional new and returning seasonal routes are also now published in the
Summer 2013 Flight Schedules for both Southwest and AirTran. Customers may
book these flights now at and

Beginning June 2, 2013, Southwest Airlines will offer new nonstop service

  oWichita* and Chicago (Midway), Dallas Love Field, and Las Vegas
  oSan Juan and Baltimore/Washington
  oHouston (Hobby) and New York LaGuardia
  oChicago (Midway) and Tulsa

*AirTran service in Wichita ends the previous day, June 1, 2013.

The schedule extension also brings a seasonal return of Southwest Airlines
nonstop service between Seattle/Tacoma and Atlanta, Houston (Hobby), Kansas
City, and Nashville; between Austin and Portland, Oregon; and between
Manchester and Las Vegas.

Beginning June 2, 2013, AirTran Airways will offer new nonstop service

  oTampa Bay and both Houston (Hobby) and Raleigh/Durham

The newly released flight schedules extend the booking window for travel on
both Southwest and AirTran to Aug. 9, 2013. To download the flight schedule
for Wichita and view an updated map of the Southwest and AirTran networks,


In its 42^nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer
Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million
Customers annually. Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of
originating passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran
Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve
97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the
most honored airlines in the world, known for its commitment to the triple
bottom line of Performance, People and Planet. To read about how Southwest is
doing its part to be a good corporate citizen, visit
to read the Southwest Airlines One Report™.

Southwest Airlines

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of
unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of
Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in
passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. On every flight, Southwest
offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size
limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest's
all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of
full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi
connectivity and a new, eco-friendly cabin interior. With 39 consecutive
years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,100
flights a day and serve communities around 78 airports in Southwest's network
of domestic destinations. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares
are available only at

AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., offers
coast-to-coast and near-international service with close to 600 flights a day
to 54 destinations. The carrier's high-quality product includes assigned
seating and Business Class. As Southwest continues to integrate AirTran's
People, places, and planes into Southwest Airlines, Customers of both carriers
may book flights at and exchange earned loyalty points between
both AirTran's A+ Rewards® and Southwest's Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on
either airline.

SOURCE Southwest Airlines

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