Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Increase Flight Schedule For Traveling College Sports Fans

Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Increase Flight Schedule For Traveling
                             College Sports Fans

Airlines Add Extra Flights from Chicago Midway and Birmingham to South Florida
for Bowl Game

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2012

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is making
the right call for college sports fans planning to travel to Miami for the
Bowl Game on Jan. 7, 2013. Today the airline introduced additional flights to
accommodate Customers traveling to South Florida, including service not
normally offered between Birmingham (BHM) and Ft. Lauderdale (FLL),
specifically for the big game. The new service implemented for the Bowl Game
include the following and are available for purchase only at and!

Southwest Airlines Additional Service on Jan. 5:

  oTwo daily nonstops between Chicago-Midway and Ft. Lauderdale
  oTwo daily nonstops between Birmingham and Ft. Lauderdale

Southwest Airlines Additional Service on Jan. 8:

  oTwo daily nonstops between Ft. Lauderdale and Chicago-Midway
  oTwo daily nonstops between Ft. Lauderdale and Birmingham

AirTran Airways Additional Service on Jan. 5:

  oOne daily nonstop between Chicago-Midway and Atlanta

AirTran Airways Additional Service on Jan. 8:

  oThree daily nonstops between Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta

Southwest Airlines is showing its support by dedicating these extra flights to
the fans. Flight #120 and Flight #505 from Chicago-Midway to Ft. Lauderdale
celebrate Blue and Gold's 12-0 season and star players who both wear #5; and
Flight #42 from Birmingham to Ft. Lauderdale is for the Crimson fans cheering
on their star running back!

In its 42^nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers by providing
reliability and exemplary Customer Service delivered by 46,000 Employees to
more than 100 million Customers every year. Including wholly owned subsidiary
AirTran Airways, the Company 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. Visit to read the Southwest Airlines One Report™ and see
how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen while underscoring a
commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet.

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 wherever the
carrier serves. Southwest now flies the most passengers nonstop of any U.S.
airline and stands alone among major air carriers in offering all Customers
the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size limitations apply)
and all ticket changes without additional fees (fare difference may apply).
On every flight, Southwest consistently offers leather seating and the comfort
of full-size cabins across the world's largest fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft,
many of which are being equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity and a
new, eco-friendly cabin interior featuring sustainable materials. Having
achieved a 39^th consecutive year of profitability, the People of Southwest
operate more than 3,200 flights a day and serve communities around 77 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., has been
ranked top airline in the Airline Quality Rating study three times in the past
five years. AirTran offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with
close to 600 flights a day to 55 destinations. The carrier's low-cost,
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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