Southwest Airlines' Rink At Park Tavern Opens Thanksgiving Day

        Southwest Airlines' Rink At Park Tavern Opens Thanksgiving Day

Families Can Enjoy Ice Skating Through Winter Months

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2012

ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving Day will mark the opening
of the new Southwest Rink at Park Tavern. This fall, Southwest Airlines
announced a new partnership with Park Tavern, the historic restaurant at
beautiful Piedmont Park, which includes a new outdoor seating area called the
Southwest Porch and re-branding of the annual ice skating rink located at the

All skaters who have their photo taken at the rink and post it to the
Southwest Airlines Facebook page are entered into a contest to win a pair of
tickets to any of the 78 destinations served by Southwest Airlines. The cost
of skating is $15, which includes skate rental. Tickets are available at in person at the rink.The rink
will be open from 4:30 p.m. to midnight during the week, with adults-only
hours beginning at 9 p.m. The rink opens at 10:30 a.m. on weekends, with
adults-only skating from 9 p.m. to midnight. All holiday activities continue
whether rain or shine, and Park Tavern offers "pouring" specials inside during
inclement weather.

The Southwest Rink at Park Tavern offers modern amenities for day and night
skating, including a heated tent, a state of the art sound system, and
rink-side dining. After enjoying the fun on the ice, skaters can warm up with
hot chocolate and s'mores by the fireplace. The Southwest Rink has high
quality leather hockey skates made by Bauer available for rent. This skate is
perfect for beginners or anyone getting back on the ice.

Visitors can also enjoy Piedmont Park's 2^ndannual Season of Magic, which has
relocated to the southeast corner of the park near Park Tavern. The Season of
Magic includes daily horse-drawn carriage rides in Piedmont Park, the only
Atlanta park to offer these. During the rides, visitors are carried through
the historic areas of the Park, enjoying beautiful holiday lights and
ornaments under the scenic Atlanta skyline. Rides are available every ten
minutes from 4:00 p.m. to 10:40 p.m. daily. Each ride is approximately 20
minutes in length. Infants (0-2 years old) ride free.

During Season of Magic, visitors can also enjoy carousel rides or romantic
strolls through the festive Park. Tickets for both the carriage and carrousel
rides are available at Park Tavern. The Piedmont Park Conservancy also is
offering corporate cocktail party packages throughout the season, hosted in
Magnolia Hall.

The Conservancy conducts the Season of Magic in partnership with the City of
Atlanta. All funds raised through the program will directly benefit the
ongoing maintenance and security of historic Piedmont Park.

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

Contact: Southwest Airlines, 214-792-4847
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