AirTran Airways Launches Fare Sale To Kick Off The New Year

         AirTran Airways Launches Fare Sale To Kick Off The New Year

Airline Offers Sale Fares as Low as $69 One-Way to Destinations Nationwide

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2012

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTran Airways, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), today announced a fare sale
offering Customers low air fares to kick off the New Year. Customers can book
fares to destinations nationwide (see Fare Rules below) with fares starting as
low as $69 one-way. These low fares are available today through Dec. 13, 2012,
11:59 p.m. PT, for travel every day of the week except for Sundays, beginning
Jan. 7, 2013 through May 15, 2013 (market restrictions and blackout dates

Travelers may purchase these sale fares at, from their local
travel agent, or via AirTran Airways' reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN.
For reservations in Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842.

Examples of these one-way, low fares* include (see Fare Rules below):

  o$69 one-way between Atlanta and Orlando
  o$70 one-way between Boston-Logan and Baltimore-Washington
  o$109 one-way between Atlanta and Nassau
  o$119 one-way between Mexico City and San Antonio


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.

Fare Rules

One-way fares can be purchased today through Dec. 13, 2012, 11:59 p.m. PT.
Travel must take place between Jan. 7, 2013, and May 15, 2013. Travel valid
every day of the week except for Sundays. Blackout dates include Feb. 15
through Feb. 18, Mar. 8 through Mar. 15, Mar. 22 through April 1, and April 5,
2013. Travel to and from Florida only valid on Mondays, Tuesdays, and
Wednesdays. Blackout dates for travel to and from Florida include Feb. 15
through Feb. 18, Mar. 7 through Mar. 23, Mar. 28 through April 1, and April 5,
2013. Service to Phoenix will no longer be available after Jan. 4, 2013.
Displayed prices include all government taxes and fees (included in asterisked
footnote below). A first bag may be checked for a fee of $20 each way and a
second bag may be checked for a fee of $25 each way. Reservations may be made
via AirTran Airways' Telephone Reservations Center for a fee of $15.
Reservations may also be changed via AirTran Airways' Telephone Reservations
Center for a $15 fee plus any applicable change fees and fare differences.
Fares may be combined with other AirTran Airways combinable fares. If
combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply. When
combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. All fares are
non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after
purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. Seats are limited, subject
to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Fares, routes, and
schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares may vary by
destinations, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights
that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are
nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on
AirTran Airways after applicable change fees and fare differences. Fares are
not available through the Group Desk. Any change in the itinerary may result
in an increase in fare. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only.

* Government-imposed taxes and fees are now included in the advertised fare.
To comply with new government regulations, all airlines must include
government-imposed taxes and fees in advertised air fares.

Media: Please call Communications (214) 792-4847
Customers: Please call 800-Air-Tran (800-247-8726)

SOURCE AirTran Airways

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