Southwest Airlines Announces New Service Between Denver And San Jose Del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico Operated By Airtran Airways

   Southwest Airlines Announces New Service Between Denver And San Jose Del
              Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico Operated By Airtran Airways

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Dec. 26, 2012

DALLAS, Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's already time to put a bow on Spring
Break travel plans and set sights South of the Border as Southwest Airlines
and wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today new international
flights between Denver International Airport and SJD Los Cabos International
Airport in Baja California, Mexico.

AirTran daily service on the new route begins March 10, 2013, and is open for
sale now at both and with introductory fares as low
as $189 one-way. These fares must be booked by 11:59 p.m. PST on Jan. 1,
2013, for travel between March 12, 2013, and April 24, 2013 (sale fare valid
for travel Tuesdays and Wednesdays). See full fare rules below.

"As we continue preparations to connect the Southwest and AirTran route
networks beginning early next year, we are excited to add another nonstop
travel option to Mexico alongside our strong portfolio of domestic nonstop
service in Denver," said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines' Executive Vice
President and Chief Commercial Officer and AirTran Airways President. AirTran
began nonstop flights between Denver and Cancun in April.

AirTran Airways also currently serves SJD Los Cabos International Airport with
daily service to/from Orange County (increasing to twice-daily as of June 2,
2013) and has flights between other destinations in the US and both Cancun and
Mexico City.

Southwest Airlines began service to Denver on Jan. 3, 2006, with 13 daily
departures to three destinations. The airline currently operates 163 daily
flights to 54 destinations from Denver. Southwest recently demonstrated its
LUV for the state of Colorado by dedicating Colorado One, a specialty aircraft
painted with the colors of the Colorado state flag. Southwest also is
actively engaged in the community through sponsorships of the Downtown Denver
Partnership, the Denver Nuggets, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver's Road Home,
the Mile High Pedicab Company, and many more local organizations. To learn
more about Southwest's dedication to Denver, visit:


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 may be purchased today through Jan. 1, 2013, 11:59 p.m. PST.
Travel must take place between March 12, 2013, and April 24, 2013. Travel
to/from international destinations valid only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All
fares are one-way. All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person
applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in
airfare. Displayed prices include all government taxes and fees (see
*footnote below). A first bag may be checked for a fee of $25 each way and a
second bag may be checked for a fee of $35 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 rules of the more restrictive fare apply. When
combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. 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 Southwest Airlines

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