Southwest Airlines continues merger with AirTran Airways

19th Feb 2013
Southwest Airlines continues merger with AirTran Airways

Southwest Airlines has announced it is taking the next step in its merger with subsidiary AirTran Airways.

Customers are now able to purchase a growing number of itineraries between the Southwest and AirTran networks for travel on a single itinerary.

Soon, Customers will be able to book flights to any of the airlines’ combined 97 destinations, including international, in one transaction.

“Connecting the networks is a priority in 2013 and a major milestone as we work to combine our two companies,” said Bob Jordan, chief commercial officer, Southwest Airlines and president, AirTran.

“With a connected network, we can offer Customers more itineraries, more destinations, more low fares, and a taste of what’s to come once the integration is complete.”

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways took the first step in connecting their networks on January 26th, 2013, by offering a small number of shared itineraries in five markets.

The initial phase was successful, and the airlines are prepared to launch in 39 cities on February 25th, 2013.


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