Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Increase Flight Schedule For Football Fans Traveling To The Big Easy For The Big Game

 Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Increase Flight Schedule For Football
               Fans Traveling To The Big Easy For The Big Game

Airline Adds Extra Flights from San Francisco and Baltimore/Washington to New

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its
wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways is once again making the right call
for football fans planning to travel to New Orleans for the big game on Feb.
3, 2013. Today, the airlines introduced additional flights to accommodate
Customers traveling to New Orleans, including nonstop service not normally
offered from San Francisco (SFO), specifically for the big game. The new
flights implemented for the big game are available for purchase only at, and!

Southwest Airlines Additional Service on Jan. 31:

  oTwo daily nonstops from San Francisco to New Orleans.
  oTwo daily nonstops from Baltimore/Washington to New Orleans for a total of
    four daily nonstop departures.

AirTran Airways Additional Service on Jan. 31:

  oOne daily nonstop from Atlanta to New Orleans for a total of five daily
    nonstop departures.

Southwest Airlines Additional Service on Feb. 4:

  oTwo daily nonstops from New Orleans to San Francisco.

The airlines added other flights, but due to high demand, the service is
already sold out.

Southwest Airlines Additional Service on Feb 4:

  oTwo daily nonstops from New Orleans to Baltimore/Washington for a total of
    four daily nonstop departures (sold out).

AirTran Airways Additional Service on Feb 4:

  oTwo daily nonstop departures from New Orleans to Atlanta for a total of
    six daily nonstop departures (sold out).

In addition, Southwest Airlines' Bay Area Customers can fly existing service
from Oakland to New Orleans with seven daily direct flight options. Southwest
Airlines and AirTran Airways look forward to sending Customers to the Big Easy
for the big game!


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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