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 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.
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 is pleased to announce that Flight Attendants from Southwest Airlines, represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) 556, and AirTran Airways, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) Council 57, voted to ratify their Seniority Integration Agreement.
AirTran Airways has announced the carrier will add a new nonstop destination from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) with Saturday and Sunday service to Aruba (AUA).
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.”
Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways today announced additional service coming to Milwaukee. Beginning Sept 6, 2011, AirTran will add two daily roundtrips between Milwaukee and Des Moines, IA, as well as two daily roundtrips between Milwaukee and Akron-Canton, OH.
AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, today began daily nonstop service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and L.F. Wade International Airport in St. George’s, Bermuda.
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 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.
Expedia, today announced it has signed a marketing and distribution agreement with AirTran Airways, one of the largest low-cost scheduled airlines in the United States offering more than 700 daily flights to more than 60 destinations across the US and the Caribbean.
Earlier today, the respective Unions representing Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Pilots, as well as both Companies signed a Four-Party Process Agreement that provides for the two pilot groups to begin their seniority integration discussions prior to legal closing of the AirTran acquisition.