Southwest Airlines And Airtran Airways Announce New Markets In October Flight Schedule

Southwest Airlines And Airtran Airways Announce New Markets In October Flight
                                   Schedule

Book Flights Now for Travel Through Nov. 1, 2013, With Fares As Low as $89
Each Way On Introductory, Nonstop Routes

PR Newswire

DALLAS, March 4, 2013

DALLAS, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its
wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today an extension of flight
schedules for travel through Nov. 1, 2013. In extending both carriers'
bookable inventory, Southwest introduces four new nonstop routes, including
the first Southwest service from Des Moines to the West through Las Vegas, and
the return of seasonal service in three markets. The carrier also announced
new Southwest Airlines service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Juan,
a conversion from AirTran service in the market, beginning Sep. 29, 2013.
Southwest Airlines begins its initial service in San Juan, Puerto Rico on
April 14 with nonstop service between both Tampa Bay and Orlando. AirTran
introduces additional seasonal flying to and from Florida. To book flights,
please visit: www.southwest.com or www.airtran.com.

To celebrate the new service, the carrier announced introductory one-way fares
between Atlanta and San Diego, Nashville and Pittsburgh, Des Moines and Las
Vegas, and Jacksonville and Chicago, available today through Mar. 17, 2013,
for travel between Sept. 27, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2013, and between Fort
Lauderdale and San Juan, available today through Apr. 14, 2013, for travel
between Sept. 29, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2013 (see Fare Rules below). In addition
to low fares, Southwest Airlines allows Customers to check two bags for free
(weight and size limits apply) and doesn't charge a fee to change a ticket. To
take advantage of the fare sale, please visit: www.southwest.com.

Southwest's new markets:

  oTwo daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Juan
    (as low as $89 one-way)
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Nashville and Pittsburgh (as low as $109
    one-way)
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Atlanta and San Diego (as low as $115
    one-way)
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Des Moines and Las Vegas (as low as $125
    one-way)
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Jacksonville and Chicago (as low as $149
    one-way)

Southwest's returning seasonal markets:

  oOne daily nonstop flight between Indianapolis and Orlando
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Jacksonville and Las Vegas
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Orlando and Minneapolis-Saint Paul

AirTran's new markets:

  oSeasonal service between Orlando and Houston (Hobby)
  oSeasonal service between Orlando and New Orleans
  oSeasonal service between Fort Myers and Columbus
  oSeasonal service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Pittsburgh

ADDITIONAL FARE RULES

With the exception of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico,
introductory fares are available only on southwest.com and swabiz.com and may
be purchased today, through Mar. 17, 2013, 11:59 pm PT, with travel taking
place between Sept. 27, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2013 except on blackout dates of
Oct. 10-11, 14, 19. These offers are valid for travel every day of the week
except on Fridays and Sundays for Jacksonville, FL to/from Chicago (Midway),
IL, and except Sundays for Nashville, TN to/from Pittsburgh, PA,

The introductory offer to/from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Juan, Puerto
Rico, may be purchased today, through Apr. 14, 2013, 11:59 pm PT, with travel
taking place every day of the week between Sept. 29, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2013,
except blackout dates of Oct. 12 and 14.

Seats are limited. 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 available for one-way travel. Fares may be
combined with other combinable fares, except Senior Fares. When combining
fares, all rules and restrictions apply. Fares are nonrefundable but may be
applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are
not available through the Group Desk. Any change in the itinerary may result
in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime
fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. 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.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

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 southwest.com/citizenship
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, sustainable cabin interior. With 40 consecutive years
of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,200 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 southwest.com.

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 airtran.com and exchange earned loyalty points between
both AirTran's A+ Rewards® and Southwest's Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on
either airline.

www.southwest.com

SOURCE Southwest Airlines

Website: http://www.southwest.com
Contact: Southwest Airlines Communications at 214/792-4847