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Southwest Airlines Announces Additional Flights Between Baltimore/Washington And Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Via AirTran Airways

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Southwest Airlines Announces Additional Flights Between Baltimore/Washington And Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Via AirTran Airways11:00 EDT Wednesday, July 11, 2012Southwest Airlines' Subsidiary AirTran Airways Adds New Nonstop Flights Between BWI and FLLDALLAS, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today more options for Baltimore Customers looking to get to Florida! AirTran Airways will add as many as four daily nonstop flights between Baltimore/Washington and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood beginning Sept. 6, 2012, through the end of its published schedule on Feb. 13, 2013. The new flights will add to AirTran's existing three daily roundtrip flights between the markets.With the September flight schedule, Southwest Airlines will operate three daily nonstop flights between Baltimore/Washington and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood for a combined total of up to ten daily roundtrip BWI-FLL flights between the carriers.To celebrate the additional flights, AirTran is offering fares as low as $59 one-way (including government taxes and fees) on all flights between BWI and FLL. Fares are available for travel between Sept. 6, 2012, and Dec. 18, 2012. Blackout dates apply. See fare rules below. Travelers may purchase these sale fares at www.airtran.com, from their local travel agent, or via AirTran Airways' reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN. For reservations in Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842."Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways are committed to bringing low fares and great flight schedules to our Baltimore and Ft. Lauderdale Customers," said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer and AirTran Airways President. "We've seen a strong demand for this route and we are proud to be offering more options to flyers in the region."Southwest Airlines began service to Baltimore/Washington on Sept. 15, 1993, with ten daily nonstop departures to two cites. Since then, Southwest has grown its operation to more than 170 daily nonstop departures to nearly 50 cities. Southwest has nearly 3,000 Employees at BWI, and has a plane dedicated to the state, Maryland One.About Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers?offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. Southwest serves 73 cities in 38 states and 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 more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/cares to read the Southwest Airlines One Report(TM). Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 46,000 Employees systemwide.About AirTran AirwaysAirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., has been ranked the top airline in the Airline Quality Rating study twice in the past four years. AirTran offers Gogo Inflight Internet Connectivity and coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. The airline's low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating and Business Class. To book a flight, visit airtran.com.Fare RulesTravel must take place between Sept. 6, 2012, and Dec. 18, 2012. Blackout dates include Nov. 16, 2012, through Nov. 26, 2012. Displayed prices include all government taxes and fees (included in asterisked footnote below). A first bag may be checked for a fee of $20 each way and a second bag may be checked for a fee of $25 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 most restrictive fare's rules apply. When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. 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.southwest.comSOURCE Southwest AirlinesFor further information: Southwest Airlines, 214-792-4847