DALLAS, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today an extension of flight schedules for travel through March 7, 2014. In extending the carrier's bookable inventory, Southwest introduces new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, beginning Feb. 13, 2014.
The new route is the next step in the integration process between Southwest Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International is AirTran's top airport in terms of daily departures, and Reagan National ranks eighth. In addition to the once-daily Southwest flight between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., AirTran will continue to operate five daily nonstop flights between the cities.
"This new link on Southwest Airlines between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta is another milestone toward full integration," said Bob Jordan, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Southwest Airlines. "The route brings another payoff in our investment to bring AirTran's People, planes, and places into the Southwest network as new offerings for our Customers."
Southwest Airlines is celebrating the new route with a special one-way low fare of $109 available for purchase today through July 28, for travel Feb. 13 through March 7, 2014.
Additionally, Southwest introduces a new nonstop flight between Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Dayton International Airport and is celebrating with a $99 introductory fare, available for purchase today through July 28, for travel Feb. 13 through March 7, 2014. Seasonal service between Reno/Tahoe and Chicago (Midway), Las Vegas and Albany, and Long Island MacArthur and Ft. Meyers/Naples will resume on Feb. 13, 2014.
ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
In its 42nd 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™.
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, 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.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FARE RULES
Fares are available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com and can be purchased today through July 28, 2013, at 11:59 pm for the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel must take place between Feb. 13, 2014, and March 7, 2014. Travel is valid every day. Displayed fares 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. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply. Fares are not combinable with Senior Fares. 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. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies to published, scheduled service only.
SOURCE Southwest Airlines