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Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Announce Early 2013 Flight Schedules

Monday, July 16, 2012

Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Announce Early 2013 Flight Schedules11:00 EDT Monday, July 16, 2012Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Open Flight Schedules through March 8, 2013DALLAS, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today that they have extended their flight schedules for travel between Feb. 14, 2013, and March 8, 2013. In the schedule, Southwest will begin new service between Kansas City and Minneapolis-St. Paul with two daily nonstop flights. Both carriers also will begin new seasonal routes as listed below. To book flights, please visit: www.southwest.com or www.airtran.com.Southwest's new market:Two daily nonstop flights between Kansas City and Minneapolis-St. Paul Southwest's new seasonal markets include:One daily nonstop flight between Albuquerque and Orlando One daily nonstop flight between Albany and Las Vegas One daily nonstop flight between Hartford/Springfield and Las Vegas One daily nonstop flight between Long Island/Islip and Ft. Myers One daily nonstop flight between West Palm Beach and Pittsburgh One daily nonstop flight between West Palm Beach and Providence One daily nonstop flight between Providence and Ft. Myers AirTran's new seasonal markets include:Two daily nonstop flights between Chicago Midway and Ft. Myers One daily nonstop flight between Detroit and Ft. Myers To view a blog post about the new schedules, please visit www.blogsouthwest.com. 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 three times in the past five years. AirTran offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with nearly 700 flights a day 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.southwest.comSOURCE Southwest AirlinesFor further information: Southwest Airlines, +1-214-792-4847