AirTran Credit Card Portfolio Transitions to Chase

  AirTran Credit Card Portfolio Transitions to Chase

With Access to AirTran^® Airways and Southwest Airlines^®, Cardholders Receive
         Frequent Flyer Benefits That Enhance their Travel Experience

Business Wire

WILMINGTON, Del. -- March 5, 2013

Today, Chase Card Services announced that existing AirTran consumer credit
cardholders will transition from the current issuer to the AirTran^® A+
Rewards^SM Credit Card from Chase. Beginning April 25, 2013, all AirTran
Credit Cardholder accounts will be owned and serviced by Chase. Cardholders
will continue to have the ability to earn rewards at an accelerated rate while
redeeming for travel to more than 95 destinations served by AirTran^® Airways
and Southwest Airlines^®.

Beginning this week, cardholders will receive notification about the change
from Chase. Cardholders transitioning to the AirTran A+ Rewards Credit Card
from Chase will receive a new credit card for use beginning April 29, 2013,
and any remaining A+ Rewards Dollars will automatically transfer to the new
Chase credit card account. Cardholders must update merchants and bill payment
services with their new account number for recurring bills being paid
automatically. Additionally, any existing convenience checks must post to the
existing account from the previous issuer by April 25, 2013. Cardholders have
the same annual fee and APRs as incurred with the previous issuer. Cardholders
should continue to use their existing card until April 29.

“Valued AirTran Cardholders will continue to have access to frequent flyer
benefits that enhance their travel experience,” said Naney Pandit, general
manager, Chase. “Chase has designed benefits that allow Cardholders to earn
quickly, redeem easily and fly to more destinations on AirTran Airways and
Southwest Airlines.”

AirTran A+ Rewards Credit Cardholders moving to Chase will continue to enjoy
benefits, including:

  *Earning at an accelerated rate
  *Redemption with both AirTran Airways and Southwest Airlines through
    rewardsfarther.com
  *Accessing their account through www.chase.com/airtran and the Chase Mobile
    App
  *Linking their account for overdraft protection to a Chase checking account

Members of Rapid Rewards® (Southwest Airlines) and A+ Rewards (AirTran
Airways) frequent flyer programs are able to transfer their loyalty rewards
between the two programs to redeem for reward travel to more than 95
destinations, including Mexico and the Caribbean. Cardholders can redeem for
flights on AirTran Airways to places such as Charlotte, Memphis and Key West,
or flights on Southwest Airlines to destinations such as Dallas, Nashville and
San Diego.

"This exciting announcement is our latest step to integrate AirTran Airways
and Southwest Airlines,” said Jonathan Clarkson, Director of Southwest
Airlines Rapid Rewards. “Chase will continue to offer the exceptional benefits
that allow our customers to take full advantage of two industry-leading
rewards programs, and we look forward to our loyal customers having access to
Chase’s flexible and reliable credit card offering.”

Chase also offers the Southwest Airlines^® Rapid Rewards^® Plus and Southwest
Airlines^® Rapid Rewards^® Premier Cards.

To apply for an AirTran credit card, visit http://www.chase.com/airtran.

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 triple bottom line thinking
that takes into account the carrier’s performance and productivity, the
importance of the People who work there and the communities it serves, and its
commitment to efficiency and the Planet. The 2011 Southwest Airlines One
Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.

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.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase &
Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4
trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50
million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches,
17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as
well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about
Chase is available at www.chase.com.

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Contact:

Chase Card Services
Rob Tacey, 302-282-3094
Rob.Tacey@Chase.com
 
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