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Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways connect networks

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways connect networks

20th Mar 2013 Press Release Airline News

Southwest Airlines announced today that it has successfully completed the connection between the Southwest and AirTran networks. Customers are now able to purchase itineraries to the airlines’ combined 97 destinations, including international, in one transaction. The newly connected itineraries are on sale now via all Southwest and AirTran sales channels for service starting on April 14.

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways begin connecting networks

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways begin connecting networks

15th Feb 2013 Press Release Airline News

Luv is in the air! Southwest Airlines LUV -1.21%  announced today that it is taking the next step in its marriage 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.

Southwest Airlines planning ‘radical changes’ at AirTran

Southwest Airlines planning ‘radical changes’ at AirTran

24th Aug 2011 Airline News

Southwest Airlines plans “radical changes” at AirTran Airways, the low-cost airline it acquired in May. Gary Kelly, chief executive at the Dallas-based carrier, said: “I think we can improve the profitability and so absolutely you are going to see a different offering there.”

DoJ green lights Southwest Airlines’ acquisition of AirTran

DoJ green lights Southwest Airlines’ acquisition of AirTran

27th Apr 2011 Airline News

Southwest Airlines has been cleared to complete its acquisition of AirTran after an investigation found the deal was “not likely to substantially lessen competition”. Officials at the American Department of Justice found the merged firm would be able to offer new service on routes that neither serves today.

Southwest Airlines moves close to AirTran completion

Southwest Airlines moves close to AirTran completion

26th Apr 2011 Airline News

Southwest Airlines has confirmed it intends to close its transaction to acquire AirTran, on May 2nd 2011. Southwest also said it anticipates Bob Jordan, Southwest’s executive vice president strategy and planning, to be appointed as president of AirTran to help guide the airline through its integration with Southwest.