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Southwest Airlines and ATA Given ‘Green Light’

Southwest Airlines and ATA
Airlines today announced that the Department of Transportation has concluded its review of the carriers’ code share agreement,
allowing them to put the agreement into service. “We are pleased that we can now move forward with this exciting
opportunity,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest’s CEO. “We think travelers will
love the destinations that will be added to the Southwest route map
through the code share.”

“We’re delighted to receive the necessary DOT clearance, enabling ATA to
bring everyday low fares to many new markets with our new partner
Southwest Airlines,” said J. George Mikelsons, chairman, president and CEO
ATA Airlines. “We believe this ‘New Age’ code share will set the new
standard for travelers looking for top-shelf value at affordable prices.”