Holiday Travel On Sale Now As Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Extend Flight Schedules Through New Year's Weekend

 Holiday Travel On Sale Now As Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Extend
                 Flight Schedules Through New Year's Weekend

Special Fares as low as $79 One-way Celebrate New Service on Southwest
Airlines to Memphis, Tenn., Pensacola, Fla., & Richmond, Va.

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 7, 2013

DALLAS, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today
announced new service beginning in November to Memphis, Tenn., Pensacola,
Fla., and Richmond, Va., completing the planned arrival of Southwest's Low
Fares and Legendary Customer Service in 89 domestic destinations, including
all previously served by wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways.

To celebrate the new service, Southwest Airlines is launching a fare sale,
offering nonstop flights starting as low as $79 one-way. These low fares are
available for purchase on southwest.com today through Monday, May 13, 2013,
11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.

The new nonstop service offered on both carriers comes as Customers are able
to purchase itineraries among the two airlines' combined 97 destinations,
including international airports, in one transaction.

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 3, Southwest Airlines will fly nonstop between:

  oMemphis and Baltimore/Washington, Houston (Hobby), Orlando, Chicago
    (Midway), and Tampa Bay
  oPensacola and Nashville and Houston (Hobby) 
  oRichmond and Orlando (AirTran Airways will continue to operate nonstop
    service between Richmond and Atlanta.)

AirTran Airways will start service between Memphis and Baltimore/Washington,
Houston (Hobby), and Orlando on Aug. 11, 2013.

Also timed with the extension of the flight schedule, AirTran Airways will
begin new service in four airports in November. Customers traveling in
Oklahoma City, Hartford/Springfield, Conn., Louisville, Ky., and Norfolk, Va.,
may purchase the new service on AirTran through southwest.com.

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 3, AirTran Airways will fly nonstop between:

  oOklahoma City and Atlanta and Chicago (Midway)
  oHartford/Springfield and Atlanta
  oLouisville and Atlanta
  oNorfolk/Virginia Beach and Atlanta

Southwest Airlines and wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways, in addition to
providing new destinations, added nonstop routes to and from airports they
currently serve.

Additional New Service on Southwest Airlines Beginning Nov. 3:

  oOne daily nonstop flight between Atlanta and New York (LaGuardia)
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Atlanta and West Palm Beach
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Atlanta and St. Louis
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Austin and New Orleans

Shifting from AirTran to Southwest Beginning Nov. 3:

  oOne daily nonstop flight between Atlanta and San Juan, Puerto Rico
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Dayton and Orlando
  oTwo daily nonstop flights between Ft. Lauderdale and Philadelphia
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Ft. Lauderdale and Pittsburgh
  oTwo daily nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Ft. Myers
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Pittsburgh and Ft. Myers

Additional New Service on AirTran Airways Beginning Nov. 3:

  oOne daily nonstop flight between Baltimore/Washington and Kansas City
  oOne daily nonstop flight between Columbus and Tampa Bay
  oTwo daily nonstop flights between Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and
    Jacksonville

Seasonal nonstop service will also begin on Nov. 3 for both Southwest Airlines
and AirTran Airways, providing Customers a way to travel to popular Florida
destinations.

Seasonal Nonstop Service Beginning Nov. 3 between:

  oFt. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Albany, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City,
    and Raleigh-Durham
  oFt. Myers and Hartford/Springfield, Boston Logan, Akron-Canton, and
    Philadelphia
  oOrlando and Detroit
  oTampa Bay and Norfolk/Virginia Beach
  oWest Palm Beach and Philadelphia

New Flights on Sale for as low as $79 one-way!

These low fares are available for purchase on southwest.com today through
Monday, May 13, 2013, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the
originating city.

Examples of Southwest Airlines' low fares include (see Fare Rules below):

  o$79 one-way nonstop between Memphis and Chicago (Midway)
  o$79 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and St. Louis
  o$88 one-way nonstop between New York (LaGuardia) and Atlanta
  o$89 one-way nonstop between Richmond and Orlando
  o$109 one-way nonstop between Milwaukee and Ft. Myers
  o$142 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and San Juan

Fares are available for travel on all days of the week beginning Nov. 3
through Dec. 13, 2013, with a 10-day advance purchase required (see fare
rules). To see the list of available cities, prices, and to take advantage of
these special fares, visit www.southwest.com.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
In its 42^ndyear 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 domestic 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 approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and
productivity, the importance its People and the communities it serves, and its
commitment to efficiency and the Planet. The 2012 Southwest Airlines One
Report™ can be found atsouthwest.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 nearly 3,400 flights a day
and serve communities around 84 airports in Southwest's network of domestic
destinations. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares are
available only atsouthwest.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 49 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 atairtran.comand exchange earned loyalty points between
both AirTran's A+ Rewards® and Southwest's Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on
either airline.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FARE RULES
Fares are available only on southwest.com or swabiz.comand can be purchased
today through May 13, 2013, 11:59 pm for the respective time zone of the
originating city. between Nov. 3 through Dec. 13, 2013. Blackout dates apply
for travel on Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, 2013. Some flights operated by AirTran
Airways. Available on published, scheduled service only. AirTran will operate
the routes between Baltimore/Washington, Orlando, Chicago (Midway) and Memphis
from Aug. 11 through Nov. 2, 2013. Southwest service to Memphis, Richmond, and
Pensacola begins on Nov. 3, 2013. Travel between Milwaukee and Ft. Myers
valid every day except Fridays & Sundays. Displayed prices include all
government taxes and fees. 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 Southwest Airlines combinable
fares, except Senior Fares. If combining with other fares, the most
restrictive fare rules apply. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied, if
unused, toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are
not available through Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an
increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare.
Fares are subject to change until ticketed.

SOURCE Southwest Airlines

Website: http://www.southwest.com
Contact: Media, 214-792-4847, swamedia.com
 
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